The Livestock Judging team took a very active role in the livestock judging camp that took place June 11-13th. Students from five different states in grades 7-12 participated. The camp is designed to help youth build their knowledge of evaluating market and breeding animals which include beef, swine, sheep and goats. (number here) livestock judging team members taught the basics of livestock judging including selection, oral reasons, evaluation and breeding animal performance data.
Livestock judging team members, Skylynn Fleming, Jacob Hinshaw, Wyatt Orr, Reid Nichols, Evan Dietz, Mason Edwards, Mitchell Holcomb, Curtis Harsh, Colby Redifer and Tyler Triggs assisted with the event. Jacob Hinshaw, Animal Science Senior said "It's a great event as it helps youth advance their reason ability on a class they just learned about. They can really fine tune the details to be competitive. I helped facilitate one-on-one interactions with the kids. I also helped chaperone the different events. One night we did dodge ball and another night we did lazer tag. It's good for youth to see what ISU is all about as well."
Dr. Chris Cassady, ISU Lecturer and Livestock Judging Coach plans the event. Chris said "This is a great opportunity for the Livestock Judging team to work together and have fun. We have close to 45 students that attend and team members work very hard to make it a successful event. A big thank you to the ISU teaching farms for loan of their animals to use during this event and we are also able to hold much of the event at the Hansen Center which is a perfect venue for this clinic.