Virtual Animal Shows To Be Hosted By Orange County’s 4-H

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H Youth Development Program will be hosting Virtual Animal Shows for youth ages 9-21.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H Youth Development Program will be hosting Virtual Animal Shows for any youth ages 9-21 in Orange County to enter.

Typically, Animal Shows hosted by Orange County 4-H are held during CCE Orange County’s own Fair however due to limitations and restrictions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, these events have to be planned virtually for the health and safety of all.

“Although our Orange County 4-H Animal Science Program looks forward to our Fair and particularly the Animal Shows each year, we are still excited to be able to hold them virtually. Even if it is not the “normal” in-person experience, we believe by creating these videos, youth who participate will still experience important skill-building through public speaking and demonstrating their knowledge and expertise of their animals” said Margaret Smith, Animal Science Program Manager at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County.

The Animal Science Virtual Show Categories will include: Dairy, Sheep, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Rabbit, Swine, Beef, Poultry, Costume Class, Public Presentation and Market Animal Presentation.

To enter, youth must create and submit a video following all the following rules:

Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes (including the introduction)

The focus of the video should be on the youth and the animal

Youth should be the only one handling their animal throughout the video

Parents or a sibling may assist with younger participants

There are to be no props and/or past ribbons/trophies/banners in the video frame

Parents should refrain from giving instructions during the video

Videos may not be edited

Public Presentation and Market Animal videos can be up to 5 minutes each

Details on what to include along with the links to submit each video may be found at

Before submitting the video(s), the registration form found on the event page MUST be completed. The submission deadline for all videos is midnight on Sept. 30.

Judging and the placings will all take place over the online platform Zoom between Oct. 6 and Oct. 14. The scheduling of these Zoom meetings can also be found on the event’s page as well as will be emailed to you upon completing the registration form.

The article is originally published at Record online.

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