Schedule of Events
November 13-14, 2024
Crowne Plaza, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
Wednesday, November 13, 2024
|8:00 am - 11 am||
REGISTRATION, Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
Do NOT come before 8 AM because we will not be ready.
There will be a registration packet available for each state team or individual contestant off the lobby at 8:00 AM. Only the coach or chaperone should come to the table to pick up the registration packet for his or her respective state. The packet contains name badges, admission tickets to the Fair and Exposition Center, and other information. Someone will be at the conference registration table until 11:00 AM. to hand out registration materials to states that arrive late that morning. Packets need to be picked up by 11:00 AM. If arriving late, let the committee know ahead of time so arrangements can be made for the packet pickup, and make sure everyone from your state is pre-paid in full.
|8:00 - 10:30 am||
POULTRY CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP, Crown Plaza Louisville Airport
Recruiters from several universities (currently includes Auburn University, University of Georgia, University of Arkansas, and Mississippi State University) will be present in the workshop room starting at 8 AM. They will have information booths available and there will be time to interact with the recruiters and ask questions.
The featured speaker(s) will start at about 9:30 AM and will discuss the benefits of employment and opportunities available in poultry and allied industries. Audience interaction will be anticipated and encouraged. It should be an educational and entertaining session. Please plan on attending.
TOURS - Louisville area
Two departure times, with a maximum of 132 participants per time period. Both time periods will be the same sites - Slugger Factory and Derby Museum.
11:00 AM departure will return by 4 PM - recommended that anyone on an avian bowl team on this tour to be back in time for the written quiz at 5:30 PM
12:30 PM departure will return by 4:30 PM
|1:00 pm||EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Set up the contest, Meeting rooms 1 and 2 West Hall, Fair and Expo Center|
EXTENSION COMMITTEE, Annual business meeting, Room 1 West Hall, Fair, and Expo Center
NOTE: 4-H Ambassador is expected to attend this meeting
Orientation for individual contests, Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel
NOTE: If using a PowerPoint presentation for BBQ presentation it must be submitted at this time
GENERAL ORIENTATION - Everyone attending the conference is expected to attend.
|6:30 - 9:00 pm||
GET ACQUAINTED PARTY
Bowling Alley across the street from the hotel
Thursday, November 14, 2024
EXTENSION COMMITTEE - Final set up of contests - West Hall, Fair and Expo Center
|8:00 am||POULTRY JUDGING - Last minute contest briefing and distribution of groups to classes they will start judging on: Coaches and contestants - Meeting room 3, West Hall, Fair and Expo Center|
|Time TBD and announced the night before during orientation session||
EGG CHEF CHALLENGE - Contestants enter the preparation area
CHICKEN BARBECUE CONTEST - Illustrated Presentation - Room 7, West Hall, Fair, and Expo Center
|8:30 am||TURKEY BARBECUE CONTEST - Lobby, West Hall, Fair, and Expo Center|
|11:30 am||TURKEY BARBECUE CONTEST, Illustrated Presentation - Room 7, West Hall, Fair and Expo Center
NOTE: Contestants are required to stay in the preparation room until they give their illustrated presentation. Coaches, parents, and chaperones are not allowed to enter the preparation room.
|11:30 am||CHICKEN BARBECUE CONTEST - Lobby, West Hall, Fair, and Expo Center|
|AVIAN BOWL ACADEMIC COMPETITION - Room 3, West Hall, Fair, and Expo Center|
|6:00 pm (or after the photographer is set up - whichever comes first)||GROUP STATE PHOTOS, Conference Center C 201-202, Fair and Expo Center (first come, first serve)|
|7:30 pm||AWARDS BANQUET, Conference Center C 201-202, Fair and Expo Center|