I have successfully raised and shown Alpine and Boer goats for over 15 years at the State, Midwest, and National level and have won championship titles at all levels. As a youth showman, I obtained showmanship titles at the State and National levels. I am a graduate of Purdue Univeristy, double majoring in Agriculture Education and Animal Biosciences. I have a passion for youth education and the livestock industry. I am a volunteer leader for my local 4-H Goat Club where I coach showmanship and Dairy, Pygmy, and Boer goat judging. I have judged various county fairs across the state of Indiana, and will soon be seeking my American Dairy Goat Association and American Boer Goat Association judging licenses. I thoroughly enjoy working with youth, and strive to make sure every youth participant that enters the show ring leaves with a learning experience.
Bachelors of Science in Animal Biosciences - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (December 2014) Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Education - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (December 2014)
American Dairy Goat Association - Member American Boer Goat Association - Member 2011 Indiana Dairy Goat Association Youth Representative 2011 Indiana Boer Goat Classic Youth Ambassador Purdue University Agricultural Education Ambassador Purdue University Animal Sciences Ambassador Purdue University Goat Club - Youth Outreach Coordinator Purdue University Block & Bridle - Member Johnson County 4-H Goat Club Volunteer Leader
Judging Experience & Honors:
Have judged County Fairs and Supreme Showmanship Contests across Indiana.
4-H / FFA honors:
Johnson County 4-H Grand Champion Senior Goat Showman (3 years) Indiana State Fair 4-H Reserve Champion Dairy Goat Showman (2 years) Indiana State Fair 4-H Reserve Champion Meat Goat Showman (2 years) Indiana FFA Top 4 Specialty Animal Proficiency Award - 2nd overall in State State Public Speaking Contestant District VIII FFA Vice President FFA Chapter President (2 years)
Agricultural Science Teacher & FFA Advisor - Whiteland Community High School
Local / Personal achievements:
I am the proud owner and manager of M & G Farms, located in Whiteland, IN. M & G Farms is dedicated to raising top show quality Boer and Alpine goats. By breeding with only the top quality animals in the industry, M & G Farms strives to produce consistently outstanding, award winning animals; competitive at the local and national levels. Visit www.mgfarmsgoats.com for more information.