State Skillathon Contest

When: Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
Location: Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA 
For More Information: Katherine Carter - 540-231-2257 

Contest Information

The State 4-H Skillathon contest will be held on Tuesday, March 29th at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, VA. 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, Kentucky in mid-November.  FFA youth and teams are welcome to compete. This is not a dual-entry contest and there are not separate 4-H and FFA contests - one contest with two divisions (Junior and Senior).

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, swine, and beef; a knowledge-based quiz; and an applied team problem.

Contest Rules and Entry Forms

  • 2022 State Skillathon Contest Rules and Information
  • Online Entry Link:
  • Entry Fee:  $10/contestant ENTERED – we do expect payment for every contestant entered – payment is due the day of the event
  • Entry Deadline:  Tuesday, March 22 at 5:00 pm
  • There is one contest – not separate 4-H and FFA Contests
  • There are two divisions – Juniors and Seniors – ALL CONTESTANTS will be sorted into divisions based on BIRTH DATE
  • Dual-entry as both a 4-H and FFA member is NOT allowed, as there are not separate 4-H and FFA contests

Contest Results

Previous Contest Results



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

Sandy Arnold
Extension Program Associate- Youth Animal Science
(540) 687-3521

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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