Meet the Judge

Meet Isaiah Ash from Salem, WV


3537 wv Rt 23



Qualified to Judge:

Cattle, Starter Calves, Swine, Meat goats

Judge Classification:

Breeder, College Student

Available in Region(s):

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 first-generation agriculturalist that has grown up in both the 4-H and FFA programs. I originally started with a backyard flock of laying hens that progressed into larger market animal projects and eventually evolved into a small herd of registered Hereford cattle. I currently own/operate Ash Farms in Salem, WV where I focus on producing/selling high quality show cattle for 4-H/FFA exhibitors. In addition to the farm, I operate AF1 enterprises which consists of custom labor and livestock services. Custom livestock services include basic health services, clipping/fitting, livestock handling, and artificial insemination services (A.I.). 


Doddridge County High School 2023 Graduate

Currently enrolled at West Virginia University as Animal Science Major with intentions of going on to Veterinary School 


Doddridge FFA President​​​​​​​May 2022-2023 Doddridge County High School – West Union, WV • Presides over the officer team & chapter. • Leads the chapter in events • Serves as the “face” of the Doddridge FFA. Doddridge FFA Secretary ​ ​​​​​​May 2020 – May 2022 Doddridge County High School – West Union, WV​ • Keeps notes & records of all meetings and transactions. • Attends all FFA events throughout the year. • Organized the first “FFA Day” for incoming freshmen. • Assists in leading the Livestock Judging team, as well as organizing contests and camps for them. • Assists in organization of the yearly program of action (POA). • Community outreach; cleaned up main street, packed food boxes, and organized donations to the food bank/those of need. • Competes in multiple events throughout the year, recent awards include; 2nd Place Ag Sales Proficiency Award and 1st Place Extemporaneous Speaker Regional FFA LDE’s. Graduating Class of 2023 President​ ​​​​December 2019 – May 2022 Doddridge County High School– West Union, WV • Helped plan 2022 Prom and 2021 Homecoming, annual float, and other class functions. • Lead class fundraisers such as the Krispy Kreme sale or student boxed candy sale. • Fundraised over eight-thousand dollars, even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Doddridge County National Honor Society Secretary​​​May 2021 – 2023 Doddridge County High School – West Union, WV • Obtains NHS membership requirements • Assists in the annual NHS Induction Ceremony • Keeps notes & records of all meetings and transactions West Virginia Junior Hereford Association (WVJHA) Secretary​May 2019 – 2023 West Virginia Hereford Association – Weston, WV • Keeps notes & records of all meetings and transactions • Assists in the planning of the trip to junior nationals every year which is hosted in a different state every year. This includes the shipping of cattle and organization for competitions at the junior national. We have travelled as far as Denver, CO. • Assists in the planning & organization of the WV Junior Hereford Show. WV Feeder Calf Round-Up Sale Board Member​​​​April 2022 –Present WVU Jacksons Mill Facility – Weston, WV • Assists in the organization of the Nation’s oldest running club calf sale, going on its 93rd year. • Tasks include: review of rules, meetings, planning and organization of the sale, and arrangement of barn. ​ CTE Advisory Board Member​​​​​​September 2021 – 2023 Doddridge County High School – West Union, WV • Advocates for the Career Technical Education (CTE) programs at the high school. • Assisted in organizing the inaugural “FFA Day” for the incoming freshman, to bring new members into the program. Superintendent Advisory Board Member​​​​​May 2022 - 2023 Doddridge County High School – West Union, WV • Serves as an “ear” for the superintendent of schools, through the student’s point of view. • Assists in helping make changes in the school, and fix any issues that may arise. • Advises the superintendent on what needs work and what is working. Doddridge County Hot-Shots 4-H Club President​​​Aug 2021 – 2022 WVU Extension – Morgantown, WV • Leads club in fundraisers to purchase new equipment for shooting matches. • Leads community service projects • Aids younger members with their 4-H projects for the year. Liberty Baptist Church Usher​ ​​​​​May 2015 – Present

Judging Experience & Honors:

Golden Horseshoe Winner Academic Letter at DCHS 2022 FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Contest Winner at Regionals & States 2023 FFA Prepared Public Speaking Contest Winner at Regionals & advancing on to states 2nd Place Ag Sales SAE - State FFA 2nd Place Ag Service SAE – State FFA WV FFA State Star in Agri Business Multiple Livestock Show wins including on a county, regional, and state levels. State Fair of West Virginia Beef Cattle Division Wins. “Principal’s challenge coin” recipient at DCHS (coin represents students that represent character, integrity, and commitment). VFW’s Voice of Democracy Speech - 1st Place Young Writers Essay Contest Winner Continuous 4.0 Award- Doddridge County High School Saluditorian of the graduating class of 2023