Four Quay County 4-Hers recently ventured to Cleveland to compete in the National 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest at the National Junior Horticulture Association Annual Convention. These 4-Hers participated in a horticulture connections contest which tested their horticulture knowledge in the form of a “Jeopardy!” game. Their main contest was horticulture judging which consisted of three parts, including a written test, eight judging classes of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and plants and an identification portion of 80 specimens of plants, trees, fruits, vegetables, and nuts. The group did quite well, placing tenth in this contest. Member of the Quay County team representing New Mexico at this contest were Taylor Atwood, Bethany Bishop, Megan Thompson, and Sid Truelock. They were accompanied on the trip by home economist Brenda Bishop. As part of the conference, these 4-Hers participated in tours of a large greenhouse production, gardens, and parks in the Cleveland area.
The Quay County 4-H Program is coordinated by the Quay County Extension Service and Is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.
— Submitted by Brenda Bishop