The Swine Skillathon is a knowledge based competition designed to enhance the educational experience of exhibiting swine by incorporating production and industry perspectives for the Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Contestants will be challenged with questions, skill stations, and a public speaking component encompassing various facets of the swine industry. This contest is not only designed for those exhibitors who exhibit swine projects, but also those students who simply have a strong interest in the swine industry. Exhibitors compete in age divisions, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior with the subject matter tailored for that age group. Please use the study guide materials below to help you prepare.
Quiz bowls are a valuable teaching technique regardless of the subject matter being quizzed. They present project information in a semi-competitive setting characterized by attitudes of friendliness, cooperation and fairness. A quiz bowl is not meant to be a memorization process, in that members only study questions and know the answers to those questions. It is a motivational tool to provide a fun way to encourage members to learn project information.