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2022 Skillathon Interviews Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

2022 Skillathon Interviews Additional Information - published June 29, 2022


Livestock, Dairy, Dog, and Horse Skillathon Interviewsis a new twist on Skillathon as it blends components from traditional in-person Skillathon with Livestock Project Interview Judging.  In order to exhibit Livestock, Dairy, Dogs, and Horses at the Wayne County Junior Fair - youth must complete the Wayne County Skillathon Interviews or an alternative activity listed below.  

The format for Skillathon Interviews will consist of three parts 1) youth drops off their project record book(s) for each species that they plan to exhibit at the fair to be graded / reviewed, 2) youth completes one hands-on universal Skillathon station (Feed Identification for 2022), and 3) youth completes an interview with a judge who will ask them questions about their animal / livestock project(s).

Skillathon Interviews will take place on the evenings of July 11th and 12th 2022 6:30 – 9 pm at the Wayne County Fair Event Center.  Similar to Quality Assurance – youth will only need to complete the process once per year regardless of how many different animal projects they’re planning to exhibit at the fair.

Approved alternative activities that count for Skillathon completion are the following:

  • The Wayne County Jr. Fair Oustanding Exhibitor Exam that will be offered on July 7th from 5-9 pm at the Wayne County Fair Event Center.
  • State Fair Skillathon for the respective specie(s) the youth wishes to exhibit. If the youth choose to complete the State Fair Skillathon – proof of completion must be presented to the Wayne County Extension Office by August 8, 2022.
  • Video submissionyouth that are not able to attend the Skillathon Interviews, State Fair Skillathon, or Outstanding Exhibitor Exam may record and submit a video.  Additional instructions regarding the video content, duration, and details for submitting them will be sent out in the 4-H News and Notes email updates this spring and posted on this website.