Virginia Youth Poultry Convention

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA
Schedule: TBA
Contact: Dr. Mike Persia - (540) 231-8339

The Youth Poultry Convention offers both competition and education for those attending. Youth rank classes of production hens and give oral reasons from memory on one of the classes. They grade ready-to-cook broiler carcasses, turkey carcasses, candled eggs, broken-out eggs and exterior eggs. They are also asked to identify mixed broiler parts. The competitions are followed by fun and educational events including a youth poultry carnival for juniors and job shadowing and production tours for seniors. In 2016, youth educational tracks were available to all participants featuring a Live Production Track, Post-Production Track, Consumer Advocacy Track, and a Food Challenge Track.

General Information

  • 2017 Virginia Poultry Federation Registration Packet (coming soon)
    • To include rules and entry information
  • Activities to include:
    • Poultry Judging
    • Poultry Carnival
    • Job Shadowing
  • Please verify all contestants ages prior to registration in making sure they meet our contest regulations as well as national rules.
  • No open toed or open heel shoes will be allowed at the contest
  • Coaches – please make sure your contestants do not wear open toe or heel shoes on the day of the contest.  If said shoes are worn the contestant may be disqualified from the contest.
  • Please remind contestants to be considerate of others in allowing everyone time to handle each production hen.  
  • Afternoon Activities Registration Form must accompany your judging registration even if you do not plan to participate.  This is to help us make the necessary plans to make the afternoon program a success.

Entry Information

  • 2017 Virginia Poultry Federation Registration Packet (coming soon)
  • Registration must be postmarked by March 31, 2017
    • Entry fees are $40 per team (teams of 3 or 4); $10 per individual 
  • No late entries will be accepted.
  • Mail registration and entries to:

Contest Results

  • 2014 Youth Poultry Federation Contest Results (XLSX | 82KB)


Joi Saville
(540) 231-2257

Virginia 4-H Livestock Programs Endowment

The Virginia 4-H Foundation is spearheading the advancement of the Virginia 4-H Youth Livestock Programs Endowment. 4-H livestock programming is funded through a combination of private gifts, endowment income, gifts in kind, and participant fees.

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