May 10, 2017
Youth learn life lessons through livestock judging.
With FFA and 4-H competitions a little over a month away, now is the time to fine-tune skills at the Youth Livestock Judging Clinic May 20 at Debter Hereford Farm in Horton.
The hands-on clinic begins at 9 a.m. and covers the complete livestock evaluation process. Participants will practice delivering oral reasons and receive advice from experts.
The Alabama Farmers Federation’s Nate Jaeger said livestock judging reinforces valuable life skills.
“Livestock judging allows students to develop critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate those views and opinions on livestock to judges,” said Jaeger, the Federation’s Beef, Equine and Meat Goat & Sheep divisions director. “This clinic is a good opportunity to get a spring contest in early so students can practice for the bigger events in the fall.”
Registration closes this Friday, May 12. The cost is $10 and includes lunch. Adults who wish to advance their livestock judging skills may also register.
This clinic is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama FFA and Auburn University’s College of Agriculture.
For more information and to register, contact Jason P'Pool at email@example.com or 334-844-1540.