From communications to agriculture and natural resources, Northeast Iowa 4-H fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, in selected project fields preparing for the 2014 county and state fair contests. New judges are needed in the counties that represent Northeast Iowa. The specialized judges training prepares the adult 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 Katie Peterson, ISU Extension and Outreach Youth Program Specialist. Current judges, 4-H club leaders, ISU Extension and Outreach staff and others interested in working with youth and fairs are also encouraged to attend. There is a cost for the training with a pre-registration required to secure adequate materials and a lunch reservation.
The training will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The contest training topics are to include: foods & nutrition, photography, communications, visual arts and ag & natural resources. If you like to help youth learn and be a part of helping young people evaluate their 4-H exhibit, plan to attend the training for 4-H judges by contacting Grundy County Extension Office to obtain a registration form. Grundy Extension is located at 703 F Avenue, Suite 1, Grundy Center or contact by phone at 319-824-6979.