4-H Regional Livestock Skillathon

4-H Regional Livestock Skillathon Competitions

The state has been divided into three regions for this competition (see below). Each region will compete on a different Saturday in March. Contestants who score in the top 20 percentile of their age division at the regional level will be eligible to compete at the Michigan 4-H Livestock Skillathon.

Participants will complete multiple choice questions in the areas of: beef, horses, sheep, swine, dairy, goats, dogs, rabbits, poultry, and general (animal care & well-being, tools, crops, biosecurity, etc.). All participants will receive a 4-H Livestock Skillathon t-shirt. The top 5 scorers in each competition level will get a Skillathon hoodie.

Competition Levels include: Novice (Ages 8-11), Junior (Ages 12-14), Senior (Ages 15-19), and Adult (20+)

Region 1: Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan
March 6, 2021

This region is open to 4-H members from the following counties: Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Emmet, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Kalkaska, Keweenaw, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinac, Manistee, Marquette, Mecosta, Menominee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Schoolcraft, and Wexford counties.

Adults and Seniors will join the Zoom meeting at 9:30 a.m. EST/ 8:30 a.m. CST and their competition will begin promptly at the top of the hour.
Juniors and Novices will join the Zoom meeting at 12 p.m. EST/ 11 a.m. CST and their competition will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. EST/ 11:30 a.m. CST.

Region 2: Southwestern Michigan
March 13, 2021

This region is open to 4-H members from the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Mason, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties.

Adults and Seniors will join the Zoom meeting at 8:30 a.m. and their competition will begin promptly at the top of the hour.
Juniors and Novices will join the Zoom meeting at 11 a.m. and their competition will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.


Region 3: Southeastern Michigan

March 20, 2021

This region is open to 4-H members from the following counties: Bay, Genesee, Hillsdale, Huron, Jackson, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Midland, Monroe, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

Adults and Seniors will join the Zoom meeting at 8:30 a.m. and their competition will begin promptly at the top of the hour.
Juniors and Novices will join the Zoom meeting at 11 a.m. and their competition will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information please contact Insa Raymond at raymon65@msu.edu, Geep Charlebois at charleb7@msu.edu, or Liana Pepin at deisenro@msu.edu.