The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St., will host the Fair Judging School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15. The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 18.


Sponsored by Jefferson County Extension Homemakers, the school costs $15, which includes lunch and a book. Participants will also receive a Fair Judging School Completion Certificate, according to a news release.


“Community members interested in becoming county fair judges are invited to attend,” said Cathy Lewis, chairwoman of the event.


Topics will include Basics of Fair Judging, Judging Food Preservation, Baked Goods, Clothing, Photography, Fine Arts, Household Art, Quilts, Knitting and Crocheting and Needlework.


Instructors are Family and Consumer Sciences Agents from the following counties: Michelle Carter, Bradley County; Diane Clement, Cleveland County; Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County; Jane Newton, Lincoln County; and Susan Thomason, Grant County.


Quilt Guild member, Sue Womack, will teach quilt judging and Chris Meux, Extension Design Specialist, will teach judging Fine Arts and Photography.


Registration and payment are due July 18 and may be mailed or taken to the Jefferson County Extension Office, 500 S. Idaho St., Pine Bluff, AR, 71601. Make checks payable to Jefferson County EHC. Details: 870-534-1033 or email mkizer@uaex.edu for more information.


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without discrmination.