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Jackson 4-H Members Compete at Southeastern Livestock Expo

Jackson 4-H Members Compete at Southeastern Livestock Expo

(L-R) Junior Team: Dylan Ziglar, Benjamin Roach, Reagan Roach, Whitnie Yoder, Nathan Ziglar and Hayden Warden.

Members of the Jackson County 4-H Livestock Club, and their club leaders Brad and Stacey Warden, made the trip to Montgomery, Alabama to compete in the Southeastern Livestock Expo Judging Contest on March 16th – 18th.   This is a collegiate level competition and a good training tool for preparation for the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.

The junior team made up of members Dylan Ziglar, Benjamin Roach, Reagan Roach, Whitnie Yoder, Nathan Ziglar and Hayden Warden finished 4th overall with a 2nd in cattle and a 3rd in swine.

The senior team made up of members Nathalie Yoder, Caitlin Caudill, Anslie Yoder, Morgan Seale, and Bethany Sistrunk finished 10th overall.  Anslie was High Individual in Swine and Caitlin was 7th High Individual in sheep.

(L-R) Senior Team
Nathalie Yoder, Caitlin Caudill, Anslie Yoder, Morgan Seale, and Bethany Sistrunk

Anslie Yoder was 10th High Individual in Swine

Caitlin Caudill was 7th High Individual in Sheep

The preparation for these events along with the competition itself, help to grow life skills for these youth.  They are making decisions and using critical thinking skills, not to mention honing their skills in an area of animal science and technology that might open doors for them as they prepare to enter the workforce!

The road to a State competition is long and hard and requires dedication and longs hours of practice.  It also requires a great deal of money which has to be raised by the club members, their volunteers and their 4-H Agent!

The 4-H program only survives because of the hard work of volunteers who raise money to support the youth and their projects, donations from the community and from grants that are applied for by the 4-H Agent.

Please consider supporting the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development with donation of your time and or money.  Our youth need you!

 

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2017/05/02/jackson-4-h-members-compete-at-southeastern-livestock-expo/