From communications to home improvement, Northwest Iowa 4-H fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained Saturday, April 8th at the Storm Lake Middle School in selected project fields preparing for 2006 county and state fair contests.
New judges are needed in the 20 counties that represent Northwest Iowa.
The specialized judges training prepares the evaluators in subject matter, rules and standards for the upcoming 4-H fair season.
"We especially welcome those who are new to 4-H judging. We need more adults who can support youth in this way," said Susan Doehrmann, County Youth Coordinator for the ISU Extension Sac County Office.
Current judges, 4-H club Leaders, ISU Extension staff and others interested in working with youth and fairs also are encouraged to attend.
4-H Judges Training for Northwest Iowa is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the Storm Lake Middle School in Buena Vista County.
Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including various topics and a specialty session for new judges.
The training topics may include: Photography, Communications, Home Improvement, Woodworking, Clothing, Horticulture and New Judges.
If you like to help youth learn and be a part of helping young people evaluate their 4-H exhibit, plan to attend the Storm Lake, Iowa training for 4-H judges by contacting a ISU County Extension Office.
Participants can choose to attend several of the topics from concurrent sessions.
Registrations will go to the State 4-H Youth Development Office. Call the Sac County Extension Office at 712-662-7131 for an update on topics and registration information soon. Registration deadline is April 4.
The Storm Lake 4-H Judges Training site is one of several being conducted throughout