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4-H judges training set Nov. 11; registration closes Nov. 6

Oct 30, 2017

OTTUMWA — From communications to home improvement, Iowa 4-H county fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Wapello County office in Ottumwa.

The specialized judges training prepares the adult evaluators in subject matter, rules and standards for the upcoming 4-H fair season.

The training will cover positive youth development, how to evaluate, educate and encourage during conference judging and 4-H exhibit expectations and guidelines. The training will be delivered by ISU Extension & Outreach youth program specialists and current 4-H judges.

“We especially welcome those who are new to 4-H judging. We need more adults who can support youth in this way,” said Brenda Spurgeon, 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 also are encouraged to attend.

The cost of the training is $45 for the full training or $25 for the afternoon only.

Current judges can attend for the afternoon only, new judges should plan to attend the full day.

Registration closes Nov. 6. Contacting Spurgeon at bspurg@iastate.edu or 641-664-2730.

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