4-H Presentation

4-H Presentation

Mills Family setting up!

Mills Family setting up!

Judges for Horse Communications! Thank You!

Judges for Horse Communications! Thank You!

Some 2017 Participants!

Some 2017 Participants!

4-H Public Presentations & Horse Communications

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2017 District Public Presentation Results: 

Junior Division: 

1st Place - Makenna Walrath
2nd Place - Caitlyn Smithers
5th Place - Cady Webb


Caitlyn Smithers Presenting

Senior Division:

1st Place - Patrick Awald
3rd Place - Shelby Curtis


Shelby Curtis and Patrick Awald

Congratulations! We are so proud of each of you! 

Madison County 4-H Youth Development is excited to have the following youth represent Madison County 4-H at the 2017 Region 3-B Horse Communications Contest on Wednesday, April 26:

  • Grace Young - "Equine Parasites"
  • McKenzie Cordell - "Standardbred Horses"
  • Kav Young - "Farrier Expenses"

    Best of Luck to our Youth!

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Why Public Presentations?

Learning to do public presentations is a focus of the 4-H Program in Madison County. We feel this life skill is important because speaking in front of a group is a scary thing, yet a skill you will use often throughout your life. All 4-H members are encouraged to do presentations. Horse Communications contest is another presentation opportunity. The basic format is the same, however the topic must be horse related and some of the rules vary. 4-H'ers in the county can participate in regular presentations, horse communications or both. For more information contact the 4-H office.

Public Presentations should have the following format:

  • Introduction – Think of a catchy way to get the audience attention
  • Body – give the audience the facts you want them to have
  • Conclusion – Summarize what you just told the audience

We encourage youth to participate in:

  • Club Public Presentation Workshops (Schedule with the 4-H office)
  • Club Presentations
  • County Presentation (held in the early spring each year)
  • District or Regional Presentations (if presenter qualifies)
  • State Presentations or Horse Communications (if presenter qualifies)
  • National Horse Communications (if presenter qualifies)
  • Public Presentation Spaghetti Dinner – Dinner to celebrate the accomplishment of the presenters and the volunteers who make the program possible. (Date to be announced)

There are three basic types of presentations:

  • Demonstration or Illustrated Talk
  • Speech
  • Dramatic Interpretation

To find out more about regular presentations visit the NYS website. To find out more about Horse Communications check out the rule book.

To register please fill out the PP/Comm Reg. Form

For more information:   4-H Public Presentation Information

Last updated April 13, 2017