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Name State Description

Achen, Emily

SD

Hello, I am a recent grad of the University of Minnesota and currently reside in Brookings, SD. I am interested in coaching 4-H/FFA dairy judging teams and judging local and county dairy shows. I'm eager to volunteer in dairy youth programming!

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Barth, Andy

WA

I enjoy promoting the livestock industry and working with students who work hard all year to produce high quality livestock.

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Baumer, Derik

OH

I am Derik Baumer, from midwest Ohio. I have had the privilege of judging many county, and district shows across a few different states including, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Idaho.

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Bolden, Richard

OH

I have been involved in the cattle industry for over 18 years. During my show career, I have had many County and Ohio based champions.

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Brown, Bill

KS

Former collegiate dairy judger who currently maintains a small herd of Jersey and Brown Swiss dairy cattle.

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Bushey, David

GA

I am and agricultural teacher/FFA Advisor.

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Davis, Danny

KS

I have judged all species for over 20 years across the midwest. I am an Ag. Instructor and enjoy working with todays' youth in the classroom and in the showring. I have judged at all levels from jackpots, state shows, to the Ft. Worth Stock Show.

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Griffith, Matt

OH

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.

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Griffith, Chad

OH

I am a partner in my family dairy operation Southern-Hills Holsteins. I have experience dairy judging at local county and district shows and from being on judging teams at Ohio State.

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Hall, Fred

IA

I am a third generation purebred livestock breeder with Milking Shorthorn dairy cattle,Simmental beef cattle and commercial breeding hogs and sheep. I have judged local, state and regional dairy and livestock shows and prefer to judge youth shows.

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Johnson, Brad

KY

Why do we conduct youth livestock shows and projects? To help the children become responsible, positively contributing citizens, that are good stewards of agriculture, which they've learned from the invaluable life skills provided by these activities

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Keech, Will

NE

Livestock producer & Agribusiness Professional available to judge Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Meat Goats & Sheep. I enjoy promoting the livestock industry and working with 4-H and FFA youth.

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Marker, Tyler

IN

For me, judging is about education, if even one exhibitor approaches me after a show to ask how to improve or has been challenged to expand their knowledge, I have successfully done my job.

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Mercer, Eli

TN

I'm on the livestock judging team in TN.

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Miller, Steven

CA

Hi there. I got involved in the livestock industry when I bought my first lamb as a high school freshman. I also competed in my first livestock judging contest the same year and I was hooked. The rest is history, and I am still loving it.

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Moyer, Mike

MO

Lifetime beef cattle and judging team experience. Judged in 28 states and coached 7 national team plus personal judging experince

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Newman, Amanda

CO

I have been judging and raising dairy cattle for fifteen years. I enjoy judging 4-H shows and everyone having fun and understanding what I am doing.

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Sterkel (Lembke), Taya

NE

Judged at NJC in Sterling, CO under Ben Cooley. Judged all though out 4-H and FFA. My family raises club lambs and club goats. I have shown everything but rabbits in 4-H and FFA but preferred livestock and dairy animals. Traveled all over the Mid West showing and judging livestock. I love helping kids and believe that you can always give them positive helpfull advice.

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