Hello My name is Darren T. Clouse, I was born and raised on farm in Indiana, where with my family raised, polled herford and Angus cattle at one time for commercial markets, raised sheep for all my life, both in purebred business and the club lamb business, Have sold lambs across the US for 25 years. Have had winners in several states like Texas,CA,Utah,Oregon,Mi,Virgina,ILL. And Indiana. I pride myself in working with youth and FFA chapters both on club lambs and pigs. I have judged across the US for 20 years, county fairs, FFA/4H shows, Regional shows as well Jackpots. I strive to sort livestock honestly and timely as well as providing a in show ring classroom to mentor kids and teach them. I believe this is the number one thing that kids can do to provide experience for their future. Without a Doubt I been lucky myself to have great mentor's like my Ag Teacher who was Judge across the US and several Sheep Breeders in Oklahoma,Texa and Indiana. Judging is not a job for me it is a passion and a way I can help mentor young people. Thank you for the opportunity!
Clinton Central FFA Livestock Judging, where as President of the Largest FFA Chapter in Indiana, Competed in several judging events across and US and was on State Winning teams and area and county teams as well. Also was 2nd place team at the National Quarter horse congress in Ohio. 1988
Purdue workshops in Animal Sciences 1989
Vincennces Unversity, Degree in Ag Business and sales, and animal production 1991
4-H leader for 4 years, Council member for 4 years Purdue Extension Board member for 4 years.
Have help run several shows and judging contest in the past in Indiana.
Clinton Central FFA Livestock Judging team
Hampshire Association in mid 90's
Farm Bureau of Indiana board member
4-H / FFA honors:
American Farmer Degree 1990
10 year 4-H member
Chapter President and lead our chapter to Top 5 chapter in State of Indiana
Owned Bucks such as Miller 220 and the legend in the business Bodacious!
Local / Personal achievements:
Manager of Grain Terminal in Indiana, have been in grain business all my life.
Selling lambs that made sale at Houston stock show
Raising ewes that have been Grand Champion at several shows across the US.
Selling Hampshire sheep at Golden Nugget show and sale in Reno NV. Class winner Yearling ewe that sold for 1000
Res Champion Hamp lamb at Cow Palace
Placed champions at NAILE and Top placing lambs at Denver Stock Show.
Started Izzy and Co. Showmanship Clinic and have produced several winners at county fairs and State fairs.