ok, I would like to change a few things that happened at our district fair but I don't know where to start and I don't want to sound like crazy mad mommy. The judge they got was a student at UofA. I know he has to learn but here are the problems I seen. 1st The judge didn't know what breeds the birds were. example Mr. Ag teacher assigned to help judge had to call a student of his (she is a friend of my family) to come to the barn and tell the judge what breed the bird was. The judge couldn't find it in the poultry book he brought with him. Mr. Ag teacher knew she would know because the student's friend was showing the same types of bird. This happened several times when he couldn't find it in his book. 2nd The judge didn't know what the colors were. He judged blue birds as bad blacks. He gave all blue birds red ribbons for bad color. He also had to ask what a barred cochin was when judging it. 3rd He didn't know what breeds was bantam and large fowl. 4th When he judged for Grand he said "i don't know, i guess just pick a pretty bird". He didn't know the breeds or colors the say what was best or not! *****Issues besides judge: 1st They judged open with jrs. 2nd They had the 4H poulty mixed in with all the other poultry. 3rd Large fowl should be kept seperate than bantam. 4th pens should be marked for the number of entries you have and ready to use! There is so much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How do I help? Where can I start? I don't want them to think I am picking on them because my kids didn't get grand in district and I know the fair board members don't get paid. I want to help!