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MSU Extension Gallatin County 4-H seeks judges for county fair

June 25, 2015 -- MSU Extension Service

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BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension in Gallatin County 4-H is looking for residents to help interview youth and judge projects in a variety of project areas that will be on display as part of the Gallatin County Fair, which will run July 13-19.

Projects inlcude arts, baking, gardening, leather craft, photography, quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, shooting sports, woodworking and robotics. Animal projects include horse, sheep, swine, goats, dogs, beef, rabbits and poultry.

Interview judges will evaluate 4-H member’s project record book as well as his/her knowledge of the project. Volunteer judges support 4-H youth by allowing them to share their knowledge, practice interviewing and to present themselves and their accomplishments to a caring adult.

Ideal judges will have some subject knowledge of the projects they will judge. A 30-minute orientation will familiarize volunteers with judging forms, tips to evaluate record books and conduct interviews. Judges doing indoor project interviews (cooking, gardening, sewing, woodworking, etc.) will also judge the members entry at the same time. Volunteers will have break times with lunch or dinner, and snack and drinks provided. Sign up times are available to volunteer on the following days: Sunday, July 12, 5-7 p.m. for horse interviews; Monday, July 13, 4-8 p.m. for indoor and animal interviews; and Tuesday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for indoor and animal interviews.

Those interesed in signing up or receiving more information on volunteering, please contact the MSU Extension Gallatin County Office -- 406-388-3213 or -- before July 6. 

Contact: Kelton Jensen,, (406) 388-3213.