College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Maryland 4-H Overall Team Champions

2014 National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference

The 2014 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference was held November 19-20 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville. This annual conference allows 4-Hers from all over the country to compete in educational events that help them learn to make and defend decisions, speak publicly, and gain poultry-related skills.

This year 157 senior 4-Hers, representing 22 states, participated as teams or individuals in the various events. Nineteen teams and two independent individuals participated in the Poultry Judging contest. The Maryland team of Noah Lawrence, Ray Martin, Natalie Panagakos and Drew Ridgeway was the top team in the Market Poultry division and the Market Egg division. They were coached by Dr. Nick Zimmermann and Angelique Livezy. This Maryland 4-H team finished as the overall team champions as well. As the top team, they also received the Dr. Charles Wabeck Memorial Award.

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