Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving!

Turkey Barbecue is the ultimate turkey grilling contest in Georgia 4-H. Through this contest youth acquire scientific knowledge and improved understanding of the economy, versatility, and nutritional value of turkey meat and its relationship to human nutrition and health.

During a specified time limit, youth will use charcoal grills and prepare turkey burgers for sensory evaluation by judges.  Youth will also be scored for their ability to start and maintain their fire safely throughout cooking.  Additionally, youth share an oral presentation about ground turkey preparation and safety, nutrition, and the turkey industry.

The Georgia 4-H Turkey BBQ Contest has  divisions: Junior (7-8 graders) and Senior (9-12 graders).  Each county may have up to 2 youth per division enter the state contest at Rock Eagle in September.

For more information, contact your local Extension office.