January 17

2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Quiz Bowl

first_imgMore than 25 youth participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl on June 5, 2020, offered virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest is supported by The Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation and Milk Check-Off.“I am incredibly proud of all of the young people that participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Quiz Bowl competition,” said Jillian Bohlen, University of Georgia assistant professor and UGA Cooperative Extension dairy science specialist. “Not only have they proven their dedication to this event, but also their ability to remain steadfast to the competition even during these challenging times. This year, I commend each of them for not only participating but ultimately epitomizing each of the four Hs, by remaining loyal to this event and using their knowledge to lift up the dairy industry in the most health conscious way possible.”Youth participating in the quiz bowl gain knowledge of dairy-related topics and learn to demonstrate that knowledge in a competitive and thought-stimulating environment, as well as receive important life skills such as confidence, independence and compassion. They also have the opportunity to strengthen their decision-making and leadership skills in an environment that allows contribution to a group effort, encouraging teamwork and collaboration with a diverse group of peers.Because it was the first time offering the competition virtually, it was only open to teams of Senior 4-H’ers in ninth through 12th grades. Each county was permitted to enter two teams. If a team contained more than four members, the top three individual scores were used to establish the team score.Competitors were given one attempt to complete a timed, 100-question multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank test to assess their knowledge on dairy nutrition, calf management, parlor management and reproduction, as well as current events and statistics in the dairy industry. All participants received an award card and pin for participation. A team plaque will be presented to the top three participating teams. The winning Senior team will also represent Georgia at the 2020 North American Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest in November, in Louisville, Kentucky.The winners of the 2020 Georgia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl are:First Place Team: Amare Woods, Jordan Daniels, Lydia Connell, Dana Wells and Seth Jones — Tift CountySecond Place Team: Kalani Washington, Alicia Carnes, Leah Szczepanski, Lexi Pritchard, Alyssa Haag and Lilly Ann Smith — Oconee CountyThird Place Team: Bella Fisk, Michael Whitlock, Alexa Hillebrand, Leopold Joh, Colton Swartz and Anthea Shelton — Coweta CountyGeorgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org.last_img read more

September 21

Reds’ resolve thrills Rodgers

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watched Luis Suarez “create havoc” in the 3-2 win over Tottenham but felt the character of the whole side pulled them through. Suarez opened the scoring only for Jan Vertonghen to score twice – with both goals created by Gareth Bale – to turn the match around. However, a bizarre back-pass from Kyle Walker allowed Stewart Downing to equalise and when Suarez was fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Steven Gerrard stroked home an 82nd-minute penalty winner. The Premier League’s leading scorer Suarez took his tally to 29 for the season – but asked whether that just made him more attractive to Europe’s big clubs in the summer, Rodgers said: “Football is worldwide now so everyone has seen how good he is.” He continued: “But he is very happy among his mates here and you have seen it doesn’t matter where he plays – he was in the number 10 role and then he went in from the side he still created havoc. “He knows the trust I put in him and that gives him the platform to go and perform.” Liverpool recorded three successive league victories for the first time since May 2011 but it was as much about character as performance for the Reds boss. “It was very important win for us,” said the Northern Irishman. “We are on a great run at the moment and we knew this was going to be a severe test of our qualities and character against a team in great form. “For us to get three points and show the character was fantastic and I am delighted for the players because they worked ever so hard. “You can see the mentality in the group. I thought we had to show different characteristics than what we have had to do in recent weeks. “We’ve been comfortable in a lot of the games and been able to control them but against a top side we came through. I had to make some changes to get the control back and when we did that I thought we were good value for the win.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more