Cattle, Sheep, Club lambs, Swine, Meat goats, Dairy goats
Breeder, Educator, Coach/Teacher, College Alumni
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Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, 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
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Judge personal information:
Born and raised into a cow/calf beef operation, & brood ewe production flock, I have experienced many facets of the livestock industry. In 4-H I learned responsibility and hard work from raising my own show production and market prospects. With the goal of putting female projects back into a production setting. I have shown livestock on a county, district, regional, state and national level.
I enjoy working with youth and teaching the importance of good selection of market stock and livestock to be efficient in today's production settings. I believe it is also important for terminal animals to produce quality meat on the rail for consumer satisfaction.
As a member of the Livestock Judging Team at Penn State I was able to further my experience and develop my selection and evaluation skills by traveling to and competing at Houston Stock show & Rodeo , All-East,Keystone International Livestock Exposition, Boilermaker, Stockman's, and to the North American International Livestock Exposition.
Judging Experience & Honors:
2013 Bloomsburgh Fair - Master Showman
2015 Vanago Fair - Market Swine Type and Showmanship
2015 Waterford Fair - Market Goat Type , Fitting, and Showmanship
2015 Waterford Fair - Dairy Goat Breed, Fitting, and Showmanship
2016 Waterford Jackpot - Market Goat Type, Fitting, and Showmanship
2016 Crawford Fair - Market Goat Type, Fitting, and Showmanship
2016 Crawford Fair - Breeding Meat Goat & Percentage Breeding Goats
2016 Waterford Fair- Market Goat Type, Fitting, and Showmanship
2017 Waterford Jackpot- Market Goat Type, Fitting, and Showmanship
2017 Waterford Jackpot - Market Lamb Type, Fitting, and Showmanship
4-H / FFA honors:
I was a member of the 4-H organization for 11 years completing projects in the areas of : Market Goats, Breeding Meat Goats, Dairy Goats, Market Swine, Club Lambs, Breeding/Wool Sheep, Comunications and Leadership, and Rifle Team. Through my my project/club activities I have taken on several leadership roles including president, reporter, historian, fundraiser chair, and teen leader. After my time as a member I continued to work with the 4-H organization and Penn State Extension since I was 18, and served as a mentor for several younger member just getting there start in the 4-H livestock clubs.
I am currently the Ag Instructor/ FFA Advisor at Turkeyfoot Valley School District. With my administration we are working on building a program that takes pride in our heritage and strives to inavate the future of Agriculture, through courses in Animal Science, Food Science, Horticulture, Floriculture, Ag Mechanics, and Wildlife/Fishires management.