MoCo 4-H’ers Compete in Area Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Competition
Courtesy of Montgomery County Extension
Montgomery County Cloverleaf, Junior, and Senior 4-H members showcased their knowledge and skills at the area Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Competition in Lyons on November 6, with Montgomery County’s junior team ultimately taking second place.
The competition allows for judging team members to learn about cotton as an agricultural commodity in Georgia as well as to promote cotton through commercials. In the consumer judging portion of the event, participants gain skills in making rational decisions when purchasing goods and services while maximizing resources. Participants also have to give oral reasons explaining why and how they placed a class of consumer products.
This is the third year Montgomery County 4-H has competed. This year’s teams were coached by certified coach and volunteer Joyce Allen and ANR/4-H agent Lauren Stanley. The junior team, consisting of Hartley Williamson, Bryson Lockhart, Kinley Barber, and Ayla Hardeman, placed 2nd in the junior division at the area competition. Additional junior team members competing included Shaan Momin, Karmin Johnson, Tatum Williams, Macy Mosley, Jonas Carpenter, Tori Smith, Morgan Connell, Macey Bradley, Maddison Hill, and Joshua Hong.
For the first time, a group of senior Montgomery County 4-H’ers also competed in the event, placing 8th out of 16 teams. The senior team consisted of Max Barrow, Bray Williamson, Paris Ann Thornton, and Alex Autry.
Several students also brought home individual honors. In the Cloverleaf division, Kinley Barber was named second high individual overall and Ayla Hardeman won third place with her presentation. In the junior division, Tatum Williams and Hartley Williamson tied for first place presentation.
For more information on how to get involved with 4-H, contact your local Extension office.