Last Wednesday 20 Canowindra High School Agriculture students from Years 9, 10 and 11 travelled to Eugowra to attend a Young Judges Workshop. They joined 100 students from other schools around the district and participated in a number of sessions throughout the morning hosted by industry experts.
Sessions were held on meat sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, grains, fleece, as well as fruit and vegetables. The students were instructed on the points to consider and check for while judging the livestock or produce, as well as the correct terminology that should be used when competing in any junior judging competitions.
During the afternoon the students listened to a presentation on how to prepare and present the oral component of the competitions and were then able to put all their new skills to the test by competing in a number of competitions across the different categories.
Congratulations to all the students who participated on the day, many of whom were successful in progressing to the oral presentation section of the competitions. An extra special mention goes to the following students who were lucky enough to place in the competitions and take home ribbons. Ella Gruessing, placed second in the Fleece Judging, Chloe Bellach and Darcy Merchant placed equal third in the Grain Judging and Talitha Stanley, took out first place in the Grains Judging.