Gulf County was on full display at the recent North Florida Fair in Tallahassee as the county’s 4-H Club placed first in Farm judging and the county’s Extension Office exhibit was selected tops of its class.


Gulf County was on full display at the recent North Florida Fair in Tallahassee as the county’s 4-H Club placed first in Farm judging and the county’s Extension Office exhibit was selected tops of its class.



The Gulf County 4-Hers participated in the Farm judging contest on Saturday, Nov. 16. 



The contest consisted of the following classes:  Steers, Heifers, Poultry (laying hens), Corn, Oats, Soybeans, Perennial Peanut Hay and Bermudagrass Hay. 



The maximum score per class was 50 points.



Gulf County’s seniors placed first among 19 teams that participated. 



Team members were:  Shawn Elia, Robin Outlaw, Damian Hunter and Desy Outlaw.  



Elia earned the individual first-place award and Hunter finished just behind in second.



The Gulf County IFAS Extension Service would like to thank volunteer Jean McMillian for assisting with training sessions and chaperoning teams to this event.



The North Florida Regional Fair convened Nov. 7-17. 



Twenty-three exhibitors showcased their counties in the areas of:  Agriculture, Industry, Recreation, Natural Resources and History. 



Gulf County’s exhibit highlighted the diversity of recreation that it offers to local residents and visitors.



Criteria used to judge the exhibits/booths were:  How well it promoted county resources; overall appearance; quality of materials used; and originality of booth contents.



The Gulf County exhibit was named No. 1.



County Extension Director Roy Lee Carter would like to thank Melanie Taylor, Kay Freeman, Marie L. Jones, Jeanie Flowers, Jean McMillian, David and Sally Beyl for their suggestions and efforts to make this possible.