4-H Avian Bowl Quick Start Guide

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2021 NC Avian Bowl team competing at Nationals

4-H Avian Bowl is fun way for youth to learn some ‘Egg’cellent facts about poultry! Wondering how to get started?

2023 4-H Avian Bowl Quick Start Guide

  1. Get the 4-H Avian Bowl Manual FREE online

  2. Gather 2-4 youth of same age to form a team (Seniors 14-18, Juniors 8-13 years of age); Individuals will be assigned a team

  3. Get the 2023 4-H Avian Bowl Study Packet listed below (packet is a smaller amount of material taken from the 4-H Avian Bowl Manual – it is available last day of prior year)

  4. Study, Study, Study, Practice, Practice, Practice

  5. Submit Questions by June 1, 2023. Each team must submit 25 toss up and 5 bonus questions that are either Multiple Choice, Spelling, or Short Answer.

  6. Submit Registration by June 15, 2023. Only teams that have submitted questions will be eligible to register.

  7. Compete July 18, 2023 at state-level 4-H Avian Bowl Event in Raleigh

  8. Winning Senior team – go to Nationals November 15 & 16, 2023 in Louisville, KY – this team wins paid registration & hotel stay to National event

THE 2023 4-H Avian Bowl STUDY PACKET:

  • Prologue … pdf available online

  • Avian systems (Circulatory, nervous, excretory, muscle, skeletal only) … pages 39-40

  • Breeds, varieties, and strains (through New Hampshires, Characteristics) … pages 67-71

  • Eggcyclopedia  … pages 102-124

  • Small turkey flock (All)… pages 45-54

  • A revised version of ‘Changing World of Poultry and Eggs Market‘ … pdf available online

  • Embryology (Daily development through entire glossary) … pages 191-195

  • New section: Non-food uses of eggs … pdf available online

Note: The above study material came from the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual revised in 2016. A copy of 4-H Avian Bowl Manuals is free online or a spiral-bound copy can be purchased from Mary.

Questions:  Please reach out to Mary Fosnaught at mhfosnau@ncsu.edu.

Want to know more about coaching a team; Cynthia Robbins, the 4-H Agent in Rutherford County, coached the 2022 NC team to Nationals and would be a great resource! 
Mark your calendars and start learning some fun facts about poultry!