Project Leader: 
Steve Austin
Animal and Food Sciences
Funding Received: 

Held annually in February, the Kentucky 4-H Livestock Skillathon has continued to grow over the years.  This year there was 277 contestants entered from 40 counties.  This event also has another 80 plus volunteers helping.  The entry fee is $20 per contestant and the adults helping have to pay $10 to help cover expenses.  Awards are given out for four categories, to the top 10 individuals and top 5 teams in three age divisions.  It is a practical learning activity that helps students learn the basics of all aspects of the livestock industry.  The winning senior team goes on to the National Contest in the Fall.