Judges Training

State 4-H Judges Trainings

(1) A 4-H Judge's Training will be offered on 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM at the
ISU Polk County Extension and Outreach Office
1625 Adventureland Drive Suite A
Altoona IA 
 
You will learn from Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development staff, experienced 4‑H judges, and 4-H members how to evaluate, educate and encourage 4-H'ers exhibiting at county fairs.  After attending the training and filling out a Judges Preference Form, your name will be entered into the statewide 4-H Judges Database.   
 
Registration deadline is September 19, 2014.  Cost for full day is $40 and $20 for half day.  The training is limited to 40 participants
 
For registration information, see forms below:

 
(2) 4-H Judges Training on September 27 in Ottumwa at
Indian Hills Community College, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Flyer)

  • Training will cover positive youth development, how to evaluate, educate and encourage during conference judging and 4-H exhibit expectations and guidelines
  • Training will be delivered by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Youth Program Specialists and current 4-H judges
  • Cost:  $40 full training, $20 afternoon only
  • Help youth learn and be a part of helping young people evaluate their 4-H exhibit, plan to attend the Ottumwa training for 4-H judges by contacting Brenda Spurgeon at the Davis County Extension Office, bspurg@iastate.edu or 641.664.2730
  • Registration closes September 19

 
(3) 4-H Judges Training on October 18 in Fort Dodge at 
ICCC East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave 

You will learn from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development staff, experienced 4-H judges and 4-H members how to evaluate, educate and encourage 4-H'ers exhibiting at county fairs. On filling out a Judges Preference Form at the training, your name will be entered into the statewide 4-H Judges Database. 
 
Registration deadline is October 10, 2014. Cost for full day is $40 and $20 for half day. The training is limited to 40 participants. 

 

General Exhibit Judges Training (See Judge Information Webpage)

The judges training coordinating committee and sub-committee members are busy working to design a consistent training system for new and experienced judges:

  • System will build knowledge and skills judges need to improve the quality of the judging experience for youth and judges
  • Focuses on educate, evaluate, encourage process for 4-H members
  • Training includes positive youth development
  • New judges have opportunity to “practice” before direct interaction with youth
  • Revise and update resources for judges (includes website and online resources)
  • Marketing system to make sure all judges and potential judges are aware of training opportunities
  • Develop a process for counties and campus to recognize judges’ contribution to youth and the 4‑H program
Training format:
  • The first four hours (includes lunch) of the training builds knowledge and skills for new judges (as well as interested volunteers and parents) and the last two hours is project area content specific.
  • Experienced judges will be presenting and all judges are welcome to attend to brush-up on their expertise or expand their knowledge base.
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