Toombs County 4-H’ers Attend Southeast District Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest
Courtsey of Toombs County Cooperative Extension Service
Fourteen Toombs County 4-H’ers recently completed in the Southeast District 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Contest.
To prepare for the event, youth attended workshops in September and October. Through these workshops, youth learned to be financially literate making money work for them by making wise financial decisions. The youth then put the skills they had learned into action as they participated in the 2023 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree on November 6 at the Toombs County Agricenter.
At the contest, youth judged four classes of items, “shopping” for the best deal. Members also had to give a short presentation about the importance of cotton to Georgia. Junior 4-H members in grades 5-8 gave a short commercial, and seniors presented a ninety-second public service announcement. Twenty counties from Southeast Georgia attended the event. Toombs County 4-H entered two teams consisting of 12 high school and 3 middle school youth.
The senior or high school team had the fourth high score. Team members included Alexa Acosta, Brittney Bryant, Daniel Cerrillo, Haylee Doyle, Ansleigh Edwards, Tami Gonzalez, Grace Holt, Dearika Jackson, Kingston Ryals, Tiera Shaw, Kandise Tootle and Drew White. Grace Holt placed 4th overall at the event. Junior members participating included Elijah Clark, Veda Clark and AnnaLynn Hutcheson.
The Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Event is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension.
For more information about 4-H in Toombs County, contact the County Extension Office at 912526-3101. UGA Extension offers educational programs, assistance and materials to people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.