District 2 4-H recently held its 4-H Grilling Games at Patterson Park in Wolfforth, Texas. The Grilling Games allowed junior, intermediate and senior 4-Hers in the district to compete as an individual or team in four categories, including hamburgers, chicken legs, pork chops and corn! Texas Corn Producers (TCP) sponsored prizes for the top 5 contestants in each age division in the corn category.
Prior to the games, the district held a workshop that reviewed food and grilling safety for 4-Hers in the district with an interest in the competition. The day of the games, more than 50 students were tasked with grilling and plating a delicious meal all while being timed. Each of the four categories were then judged by three judges. TCP’s Education Director Hannah Turner was a judge for the junior division.
“We are excited to be involved with youth programs like Grilling Games because we get to help students recognize the role agriculture plays in their lives – in this case, their food – as well as make them aware of the role of industry organizations,” Turner said
Getting students to engage in agricultural-tied activities is one of the many goals of TCP’s educational and youth efforts. TCP strives to support the future of agriculture through youth organizations, like 4-H. Learn more about TCP’s educational efforts HERE.