TN 4-H Sheep Conference
Hyder Burks Ag Pavilion
From Friday, May 31, 2013
To Saturday, June 01, 2013
Submitted by Trenda Eldridge
Sheep Conference will provide hands on learning experiences, as well as opportunities to meet and make new sheep friends from across the state. The location for Sheep Conference is the Hyder-Burks Sale Arena on the Tennessee Tech campus in Cookeville. Parents and volunteer leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Sheep Conference will be conducted in two parts. For the older, more experienced project members (grades 8-12), a special Friday evening training session is planned for you. The general theme for this training is "Genetics." Additionally, the participants will receive training to be teen leaders for Sheep Conference on Saturday.
Saturday's Sheep Conference schedule combines some new activities along with some of the old. 4-Hers will have the opportunity to select training sessions. Participants can select three trainings from reproductive organs, fundamentals of feeding lambs, common sheep health concerns, showmanship skills and grooming skills. We will continue to have skillathon training, table top exhibits, Shepherds Quiz and Quiz Bowl.
The quiz bowl will have four teams selected based on their combined Shepherd's Quiz score. A team consists of three (3) members from the 7-12 grades. To encourage county participation, a team with all three members from the same county will be awarded 10 points to start the quiz bowl.
Table top exhibits (a display board about your sheep project or sheep related topic) will be evaluated by age group (See 4h.tennessee.edu/sheepconf/exhibits.htm for more details).
Also, 4-H'ers can become members or renew Tennessee Junior Sheep Producers membership for $5. A meeting of the TJSPA will follow Sheep Conference.
Location Sale Arena - Barn