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State Skillathon Contest

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA 
For More Information: Katherine Carter - 540-231-2257 

The state skillathon contest is a comprehensive test of livestock knowledge including identification classes of meats, feeds, equipment and breeds; evaluation classes of meats, hay, sheep, meat goats, swine, and beef cattle; a knowledge-based quiz; and an applied team problem.


Contest Information

  • This is the official State 4-H Skillathon, with the highest placing Senior 4-H Team moving on to the National 4-H Skillathon in Louisville, KY in mid-November
  • FFA youth are welcome to compete
  • This is one contest – not separate 4-H and FFA contests. Dual entry is not allowed. 
  • There are two divisions – Juniors and Seniors – ALL CONTESTANTS will be sorted into divisions based on BIRTH DATE


Contest Rules and Entry Link


Contest Preparation




Katherine Carter
Extension Youth Animal Science Specialist
(540) 231-2257

Jennifer Redifer
Extension Program Associate-Youth Animal Science
(540) 231-6345

Scott Greiner
(540) 231-9159


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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