4-H & Youth Activities
We are committed to bringing agricultural information to the youth of Oklahoma. Whether you are just starting a livestock project or you are looking for dynamic speech material you can find it all right here!
We host and coordinate a wide variety of events for youth, including livestock judging, equine, meat, and dairy cattle! Some of the youth programs we are involved in include the OSU Livestock Judging Camps, Big 3 Field Days, Oklahoma Pork Youth Leadership Camp, and Oklahoma Youth Expo. We also coordinate livestock judging contests for over 3,000 students a year at Oklahoma State University, the Tulsa State Fair, and the State Fair of Oklahoma. In coordinating the judging contests, we have revolutionized scoring systems through the integration of Scantron technologies.
Facts & Carcass Data
Fairs & Expos
Industries, Associations & Councils
Other Helpful Websites
Livestock Judging Youth Events
OSU Livestock Judging Camp
Session I: June 12-14, 2017
Session II: June 15-17, 2017
OSU Big 3 Field Days
This year, the event will be held on July 18-20, 2017.
Oklahoma Youth Expo
Each year, Oklahoma State University faculty and staff plans a day of games, giveaways, and fun for the whole family to enjoy in an event called OSU Day at OYE. This year, it will be held on March 15, 2017.
Equine Youth Events
State 4-H Horse Show
State 4-H and FFA Horse Judging Contest
Horse Communication Contest
Horse Science Academy
Meat Youth Events
Oklahoma Pork Youth Expo
Youth who have completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade but not yet started college are eligible to apply. Interested candidates must complete the application and provide letters of reference. Click here to learn more about the camp.
State 4-H & FFA (CDE) Meat Judging Contest
The state meat judging contests are held annually for 4-H and FFA students from around the state. The contests consist of placing classes, questions or reasons, grading and retail-ID. The winning teams represent Oklahoma at their respective national contests. The next contest will be held on April 29, 2017.
Dairy Judging Youth Events
State FFA CDE Dairy Judging Contest
Summer Dairy Field Day
We invite you to learn more about our department and the many opportunities available to you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Youth Livestock Specialist
201F Animal Science