Cattle, Sheep, Club lambs, Swine, Meat goats, Dairy goats
Breeder, Coach/Teacher, College Alumni
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Available in Canada:
Judge personal information:
I am from Rosedale, Indiana where I spent 10 years coaching the Riverton Parke Livestock Judging Team who represented Indiana in 2013 at the International Livestock Judging Contest in Scotland at the Royal Highland Competition. I have coached 6 teams since 2006 that have qualified for national contests. The teams have won 2 and been reserve once most recently winning the Keystone International Livestock Expo in 2013 in Harrisburg, PA.
I grew up raising and exhibiting Simmental Cattle winning premier exhibitor at the Indiana State Fair in 1993. I served as an officer for the National Jr. Simmental Association. I also showed sheep and swine while in 4H.
We currently raise commercial club lambs. My sons have exhibited both the Reserve Grand and two Grand Barrows at the Vigo County Fair and multiple Supreme Ewes and various other champions. My son Tanner exhibited the Grand Champion Spot Gilt at the Indiana State Fair in 2014 while Cory showed and sold the high selling Champion Hamp Gilt at the Southeast Regional NJSA show in GA also in 2014. My wife and I exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Ram at the 2015 Indiana State Fair.
I have judged several County Fairs, Regional Shows, Sanctioned Shows and State Fair level competitions in all three livestock species and goats along with roundrobin showmanship contests.
I currently serve as Manager of New Business Development- National Accounts for Farm Journal Media.
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCES Black Hawk East College / Kewanee, IL BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - Degree in Agriculture University of Illinois / Champaign, IL
Black Hawk East Judging Team
University of Illinois Judging Team
Member of the Hampshire and Dorset Sheep Associations.
Past Board Member of; Vigo County Purdue Extension, West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center and Vigo County Farm Bureau
Terre Haute Chamber Member, Chairman of the Chamber Business Awards Program, Co-Chair of the Small Business Committee, Exclusive Marketing Consultant and Speaker for the Small Business Administration for Indiana, 4H Youth Volunteer, Riverton Parke High School FFA Livestock Judging Coach, Junior Achievement Volunteer, Past Little League Baseball and Football Head Coach.
Past member of the American Simmental Association.
Judging Experience & Honors:
Judged the Upper Peninsula Michigan State Fair 2015 & 2016
Midwest Regional Silky Haired Fainting Goat Show - 2017
Central Regional Sheep Show - Tennessee 2018
4-H / FFA honors:
In 4H/FFA I was a member of 3 state winning Judging teams one in Livestock, Dairy Goats and Horses. In Livestock I placed 9th overall at the NAILE national contest. I was high individual in Dairy Goat Judging at the State 4H Contest.