MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H Youth Development Program will be hosting Virtual Animal Shows for any youth ages 9-21 in Orange County to enter.
Typically, Animal Shows hosted by Orange County 4-H are held during CCE Orange County’s own Fair. However, due to limitations and restrictions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, these events have to be planned virtually for the health and safety of all.
“Although our Orange County 4-H Animal Science Program looks forward to our Fair and particularly the Animal Shows each year, we are still excited to be able to hold them virtually. Even if it is not the “normal” in-person experience, we believe by creating these videos, youth who participate will still experience important skill-building through public speaking and demonstrating their knowledge and expertise of their animals” said Margaret Smith, Animal Science Program Manager at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County.
The Animal Science Virtual Show Categories will include: Dairy, Sheep, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Rabbit, Swine, Beef, Poultry, Costume Class, Public Presentation and Market Animal Presentation.
To enter, youth must create and submit a video following all the following rules:
- Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes (including the introduction)
- The focus of the video should be on the youth and the animal
- Youth should be the only one handling their animal throughout the video
- Parents or a sibling may assist with younger participants
- There are to be no props and/or past ribbons/trophies/banners in the video frame
- Parents should refrain from giving instructions during the video
- Videos may not be edited
- Public Presentation and Market Animal videos can be up to 5 minutes each
Details on what to include along with the links to submit each video may be found at www.CCEOrangeCounty.org/events/
Before submitting the video(s), the registration form found on the event page MUST be completed. The submission deadline for all videos is midnight on Wednesday, September 30th.
Judging and the placings will all take place over the online platform Zoom between Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 14th. The scheduling of these Zoom meetings can also be found on the event’s page as well as will be emailed to you upon completing the registration form.
For assistance with registration and submitting videos, you can call Carol at 845-344-1234 extension 243 or email Margaret Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County
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