Rusk Co. 4-H members compete at fair

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Recently, Rusk County 4-H’ers participated in the East Texas State Fair-Academic Rodeo-Agriculture Identification Contest at the fairgrounds in Tyler, Texas.

The Academic Rodeo is a collection of competitive events for students in grades K through 12th, and these competitive events range from individual to team contests, written tests to hands-on activities, identification to construction activities.

The first competition Rusk County 4-H’ers have competed in this year was the “Ag ID Contest” which took place January 10th.

This contest is modeled after the 4-H Agriculture Identification Contest and is for grades 3rd-12th. During this contest students identify food and fiber products grown in Texas. Students stand in front of a Texas product that is labeled with a number. The students are allotted 1 minute to answer one or more multiple choice questions pertaining to the product before rotating to a different numbered product. Participants are tested on a total of 20 products.

Representing Rusk County 4-H at this year’s East Texas State Fair-Academic Rodeo-Ag ID Contest were: Mason Pettit, Zoe Rettig, Isaiah Odom, Anna Norman, Kendal Wauson-Pettit, Carson Ford.

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