The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service will host training sessions in two cities on June 2 and 3 for people who want to serve as judges of 4-H projects.
On June 2, the training begins at 1 p.m. at the Codington County Extension Complex in Watertown. The June 3 training begins at 6 p.m. at the Capitol University Center building in Pierre. To take part, call your county Extension office.
The training begins with a general session on interview judging, appropriate age and skills, expectations, and ribbon placing. Participants then choose either foods and nutrition or clothing during the first 45-minute session. Participants can then pick between child development and visual arts during the second session. In addition, a session on judging photography will take place to round out the training program.
The training is not only for first-time judges, as experienced judges are encouraged to attend. There have been a number of changes in the 4-H projects over the last few years and this session will help both experienced judges and newcomers understand all the criteria.
For more information about South Dakota 4-H, visit its website at this link: http://4h.sdstate.edu.