Prairieland Agriculture’s newest youth competition a huge success!
Prairieland Junior Ag Showcase, in conjunction with the University of Saskatchewan Judging Team, presented the first-ever Dare To Judge youth agriculture competition on January 26-28, 2024. The Prairieland Ag Center was host to over 75 participants and spectators over the weekend.
Dare To Judge began on Friday, January 26, with the Judging Clinic, followed by the Saskatoon Regional 4-H Judging Competition qualifying event and the University of Saskatchewan Judging Team’s Annual Collegiate Judging Competition on Saturday, January 27. “Prairieland Agriculture was pleased to launch Dare To Judge and co-host this new competition with the University of Saskatchewan Judging Team,” said Prairieland Park Agriculture Manager, Leigh-Ann Hurlburt. “Merging the Saskatoon Regional 4-H Judging Competition with the Collegiate Judging Competition was an excellent way to bring together youth in agriculture and produce a great event.”
The event concluded on Sunday, January 28 with the Show Judging Competition, where competitors judged a class of four beef animals and delivered oral reasons in front of an audience. “Gaining experience behind the microphone provides our up-and-coming judges with helpful feedback and opportunities to improve their skills,” said Hurlburt.
4-H Senior Division – 1st place: Hunter Reid, Rockin H Multiple Club
4-H Intermediate Division – 1st place: Heidi Zoerb, Vanscoy Multiple 4-H Club
4-H Junior Division – 1st place: Carsyn Pochipinski, Saskatoon 4-H Beef Club
Collegiate Competition Top 5
1st place: Chase Bruynooghe, University of Saskatchewan
2nd place: Quinten Albrecht, University of Saskatchewan
3rd place: Carmen White, University of Guelph
4th place: Kylie Willms, University of Saskatchewan
5th place: Cache Schiller, University of Saskatchewan
Show Judging Competition
4-H Division Winner: Tanner Lowe, Viscount 4-H Club
Collegiate Division Winner: Chase Bruynooghe, University of Saskatchewan