Meet the Judge
Meet Danny Ahrens from Kent, OH
Qualified to Judge:
Breeder, Educator, Coach/Teacher, College Alumni
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:
Judge personal information:
I am a middle school teacher who assist in running our small family farm which my father operates. I have judged several county fairs and jackpot shows in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan. I still attend many state and regional shows to keep up with trends in the swine industry.
Kent State University.
Portage County Livestock Judging Team, Ohio 4-H Livestock Judging Team, Southeast Soccer Coach (Ravenna, Ohio), NSR Member.
Judging Experience & Honors:
All shows are swine unless noted.
Johnson County IN 2015
PCLA Jefferson County PA Jackpot Show 2015
Crawford County OH 2015
Mason County WV 2015
Wayne County NY 2015
Knox County OH 2015
Crwford County OH 2015
Huron County OH 2015
Wood County OH 2015
Eastern Michigan State Fair 2014
Seneca County Fair 2014
Crawford County Fair 2014
Wyoming County Fair NY 2014
West Alexander Fair PA 2014
Badlands PA Jackpot 2013
Wyoming County NY 2013
Seneca County OH 2013
West Alexander PA Fair 2013
Venango County fair PA 2013
Waterford Fair PA 2012
Ashtabula County fair (lambs) 2012
Greene County fair PA 2012
Cattaraugus County NY 2012
Berlin Fair MI 2012
Greene County fair PA 2011
Chataqua County fair NY 2011
Berlin Fair MI 2011
Muskingum County fair OH 2010
Waterford fair PA 2009
Cuyahoga County fair OH 2007
Cuyahoga County fair OH 2006
Waterford Fair PA 2005
Warren County fair PA 2004
Trumbull County fair OH 2003
As a youth, I took first place individual at OSU/ATI in 2002. Top 10 in State Multiple times. High individual at many judging contest as a state 4-H livestock judging team member.
4-H / FFA Honors:
I have helped feed many champions at various county fairs and jackpot shows.
I have coached many 4-H members to win showmanship at various county fairs and jackpot shows.
Champion showman numerous times myself as a 4-H member.
I have been partners with my father in raising showpigs for the last 14 years and have been judging hogs at the county level for the last 11 years.
Local / Personal Achievements:
I have bought and placed numerous breed champions at The Ohio State Fair, NJSA and CPS Events. We have sold numerous county fair grand and reserve champions and I have personally coached many youth in showmanship who have gone on to win their divisions and or supreme champion showmanship at their county, state and NJSA shows.
Crawford County Swine Committee, Bucyrus, Ohio -
Danny judged the Market Hog show in 2014 and the Showmanship, Jackpot and Carcass shows in 2015 at the Crawford County Fair, Bucyrus, Ohio. Danny was very thorough, efficient and consistent. His comments were very professional and spoke to each exhibitor regarding their hog or show skills and made recommendations. Our committee would highly recommend Danny.
Michelle Peel, Easteern MI State Fair Swine Superintendent -
Danny was very professional, efficient and gave sound reasoning for his decisions. He took the time to not only speak with the exhibitors but also to coach them on how they could make their projects more successful.
Cassie Coates, Greene Co. PA 4-H Educator -
Danny was very professional for our show. He took the time to talk to each of the children about their animals and their skills. I look forward to working with Danny again.