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Meet Matt Griffith from Hillsboro, OH 
 
Address: 6400 Dunlap road
Phone: 513-543-0319
Email: Matt.griffith@eastclinton.org
Qualified to judge: Dairy Cattle, Starter Calves
Judge Classification: Breeder, Educator, Coach/Teacher
Available in Region(s): North East, North West, Midwest, South East, South West
Available in State(s): Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Available in Canada: Yes
 
Judge personal information:
My name is Matt Griffith, I am an FFA teacher and graduate from The Ohio State University where I judged dairy cattle collegiately at the World Dairy Expo and NAILE. I grew up on a dairy and have been judging locally for 3 years at 14 county fairs. Below is a copied cover letter that I use for dairy employers interest.


I am writing you today as I am interested in judging your dairy beef or dairy cattle show at your county fair.  I have been judging for a few years now at local events and at several county fairs.   If you already have a judge for this year please keep my information for the future years as it has been my goal this summer to get my name out there to as many county fairs as possible to begin my professional judging career.
As you may notice in my attached resume, I have an extensive amount of judging experience.  I grew up on a 200 cattle Holstein dairy farm where we milked about 50 dairy Holsteins.  I have been judging since I was 12 years old going on 19 years now judging competitively and being involved in the judging circuits.  I was taught by John Ayars, Bonnie Ayars and Pete Spike.  In 4-H and as well in college at The Ohio State University, I was named an All-American judge at the World Dairy Expo.  I have coached 8 National FFA teams and have judged fairs in dairy beef and in dairy cattle at Athens, Madison, Trumbull, Tuscawaras, Shelby, Medina, Clark, Perry, Preeble, Fayette, Washington, and Marion County.  I would love the opportunity to add your fair to my resume going forward as I try and get my name out there.


Thank you for your time in considering me as your judge.  Again, if you already have a judge please keep my information for future years.  Should you need additional information, please contact me at (513-543-0319) or e-mail at matt.griffith@eastclinton.org. I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


 
 
Education:
Education:      The Ohio State University       Columbus, Ohio
                                    Received Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Education
Minor: Production Agriculture
                                       Graduated in June 2006
 
Activities:
The Ohio State University Buckeye Dairy Club (2003-2006)
  • Sale Committee Chair and Recreation Chair for Buckeye Classic Sale
 
Judging Experience & Honors:
Dairy Experiences:
 Dairy and Dairy Beef Official County Fair Judging (2013-present)
  • Marion, Washington, Preeble, Athens and Fayette County 2014 Dairy Beef Cattle
  • Trumbull, Shelby, Madison, Medina, Clark, Warren, Tuscawaras, Perry County 2014 Dairy Cattle
  • Athens County  Dairy Beef 2010
 Dairy Cattle Coaching Experience (2006-present)
  • 7 FFA judging teams
  • 6 top 4 placing’s in State and 1 top 10 finish
  • 6 years National teams represented at the Big E, World Dairy Expo, North American Livestock Expo and Harrisburg All American Dairy Show.
  • 1st place FFA team in 2011 and 1st place individuals in 2011 and 2013
  • 2nd place in 2009, 3rd in 2008 and 4th place FFA in 2007 and 2010
 
4-H / FFA honors:
Western Brown FFA Student Rewards (2001-2003)
  • 2nd place in State FFA Contest and 1st place in State 4-H contest
  • 1st place State Oral Reasons
  • Several 1st place invitational contest
 


The Ohio State University Co-Curricular Team and State 4-H Judging (2003-2006)


  • Dairy judging at World Dairy Expo (named an All American) both 4-H and collegiate
  • Big E-7th place in collegiate contest
  • NAILE-11th place in 4H and 33rd in collegiate contest
  • Judged at the All American dairy show


 
 
Career history:
Work Experience:
  Educational Career Experience (Autumn 2006 to present)
       
  •  East Clinton High School (Autumn 2012 to present)    Sabina, Ohio
  • Helped rebuild chapter from 3 teachers in 3 years
  • Set up Career Development teams and student SAE
  • Teays Valley High School (Autumn 2011 to Summer 2012)                         Ashville, Ohio
  • Worked as part of a three teacher program where we had over 300 FFA students.
  • Western Brown FFA Chapter  (Autumn 2006 to Summer2011)  Mt. Orab, Ohio
  • Developed, organized, planned curriculum lessons, shop lessons, field trips, fundraisers and developed Program of Activities for the chapter. Furthermore, learned valuable teaching techniques and strategies, record keeping skills and treasuring skills. Lastly, built greenhouse and operated fish farm and rabbit husbandry for student use. 
  • Coached several team and individual Career Development Event National, State and District champions. Also, advised several students Supervised Agricultural Experience programs. 
    Family Employee (Autumn 1992 to Autumn 2003
  • Southern-Hills Holsteins                                                                                 Mt. Orab, Ohio
  • Worked on the family owned crop/dairy farm.
  • 200 head of Holstein dairy, 75 cows and 125 heifers.
  • Gained skills in farm and dairy herd management, record keeping and equipment maintenance.
  • Learned to evaluate cattle both dairy and dairy beef.
 
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