SKILLATHON SCHEDULE FOR 2023

Beef - Monday, July 10 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Youth Building Fairgrounds

Dairy - Saturday, July 15 - 9:00am - 11:00am, Youth Building Fairgrounds
            Make Up: Tuesday, July 25 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Youth Building Fairgrounds

Dog - Thursday, July 13 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Youth Building, Fairgrounds

Goat - Tuesday, July 11 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Youth Building, Fairgrounds OR
            Tuesday, August 1 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Youth Building, Fairgrounds

Horse - Thursday, June 15 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Youth Building, Fairgrounds

Poultry - Saturday, July 15 - 9:00am - 11:00am, Youth Building Fairgrounds
                Make Up: Tuesday, July 25 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Youth Building Fairgrounds   

                Poultry Skillathon Information

                Junior Fair Poultry T-Shirt Design Contest Guidelines

                Poultry Skillathon Study Guide

Rabbit - Thursday, July 13 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Youth Building, Fairgrounds

Sheep - Saturday, July 15 - 9:00am - 11:00am, Youth Building Fairgrounds
              Make Up: Wednesday, July 19 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Youth Building Fairgrounds

              Sheep Skillathon Study Guide

Swine - Thursday, July 13 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Youth Building, Fairgrounds
              Study Chapters 3, 8, 9, and 24 in the Swine Resource Book

ESSAY TOPICS

If an exhibitor is unable to attend the skillathon dates above, they may submit an essay.  Essays are due to the Secretary’s Office under the grandstand on the fairgrounds by August 1.  No late entries will be accepted.

Unless specified differently, essays should be a minimum of 500 words based on the topic listed below.

Beef - To be announced

Dairy - To be announced

Dog - List 5 of the k-9 good citizenship test items and explain their importance.

Goat - Research and discuss three market goat and three dairy goat breeds.

Horse - To be announced

Poultry - 'The Effect of Avian Influenza on the Poultry Industry' - Juniors ages 8-11 must write an essay with a minimum of 250 words; Intermediate/Seniors, ages 12-18 must write an essay with a minimum of 500 words.

Rabbit - 'Grooming and Preparing Your Rabbit for Fair' - Juniors ages 8-11; 'How to Make Your Rabbitry Profitable' - Intermediate/Senior age 12 and over

Sheep - Juniors ages 8-11: Fitting and Preparing your Sheep Project for Fair (minimum of 250 words) - Intermediate/Seniors ages 12 and over: Select a sheep disease(s) and explain how it affects the sheep industry. (minimum of 500 words)

Swine -  Essay based on information found in Chapter 12: 'Showing Your Market Hog' - Juniors ages 8-11 must write an essay with a minimum of 250 words; Intermediate/Seniors, ages 12-18 must write an essay with a minimum of 500 words.