BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Saratoga 4-H staff delivered trophies to winners of the Youth Video Challenge for the Virtual Saratoga County Fair. 4-H members were asked to be submit videos about the animal species they would typically bring to the Saratoga County Fair. This Video challenge provided youth an opportunity to show case their animals and knowledge of the species they care for. Videos were judged by educators and animal science professionals on Wednesday, July 22 and winners were awarded on Thursday the 24th.
The Saratoga County Fair is the most anticipated event of the year for 4-H members. Youth work year round to breed, care for, and prepare their animals to be shown at this annual event. In the past, around 200 youth across the county participate in animal shows, species including: dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, rabbits, sheep, goats and more! Youth and their animals are judged for cleanliness, animal confirmation, genetics, and other aspects of animal health. The cancelation of the Saratoga County Fair was devastating, yet youth came together to exhibit their animal in a fun and educational way.
The Youth Video Challenge for the Virtual Saratoga County Fair had three categories, Cloverbud (ages 8 and under), Jr. (Ages 9-12), and Sr. (ages 13-18). Cloverbuds receive participation awards and first, second and third place trophies were given to the top three videos submitted.
Trophy Winners are as follows:
1st – Kohlby Himelrick with his Goat
2nd – Julia Bodien with her Rabbit
3rd – Collin Anderson with his Sheep
1st – Eva Anderson with her Rabbit
2nd – Aaron Myatt with his Guinea Pig
3rd – Eva Anderson with her Chicken
Congrats to our winners! Despite the County Fair being canceled, Saratoga County 4-H has been working to create and renew our diverse educational opportunities to fit the changing educational climate. For more information about 4-H Animal Science opportunities, please contact Brieanna at email@example.com or visit our website at http://ccesaratoga.org/
–CCE Saratoga County
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