More than 100 youth from 20 Panhandle counties gathered at Bushland High School on Nov. 16 to compete in the District 1 4-H Food Show, sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
For the competition, youth prepared a dish, served it to a panel of adult judges and answered questions in an interview format, said Shawnte Clawson, AgriLife Extension 4-H and youth specialist in Amarillo.
The questions concerned the preparation skills needed to make their dish, the food safety concerns in preparation and storage of their dish, the nutrients in the product, and how the nutrients affect their bodies, Clawson said.
The four first place senior 4-H members, ages 14-19, will advance to state competition at Texas 4-H Roundup on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station in June.
Carson County 4-H’er Jodie Detten advanced as the first place winner in the protein category. Carson County 4-H’er Josie Mitchell won second place and is the alternate to state competition in her category of dairy.
Intermediate, ages 11-13, Carson County competitors placing in their categories were:
Muffins - 3. Acacia Barker; Grain Based Salad -3. Grace Kuehler; Cold Soup - 2. Hallie Thompson; Homemade Crust Pizza – 3. Baylee Ogletree.
Juniors, ages 9-10, Carson County competitors placing in their categories were:
Quick Bread Loaf – 1. Jackson Kuehler; Smoothies – 2. Katherine Kuehler.