North Dakota Leaders Experience 4-H Livestock Showmanship
Several state leaders experienced a first-hand look into the world of 4-H livestock showmanship as they tried their hand at showing livestock with 4-H youth as judges at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.
Just prior to the North Dakota Public Leaders 4-H Showmanship Event, a leader was paired with each of the twenty-four 4-H’ers who won champion or reserve champion at the intermediate and senior level in showmanship for six livestock species at the State Fair last week. The youth provided their leader tips on how to show a specific species of livestock and then served as the judges for the leaders’ efforts.
“This 4-H event connects today’s leaders with tomorrow’s leaders,” said Kurt Froelich, agriculture and natural resources Extension agent from Stark/Billings County. “Thank you to our participants and supporters of this event for making this experience possible for the 4-Hers.”
“Our goal for 4-H is to help youth achieve the best in themselves,” said Leigh Ann Skurupey, NDSU Extension’s assistant director, Center for 4-H Youth Development. “4-H helps youth to develop essential life skills, gain knowledge and build confidence to thrive, lead and change the world. This event is a good example of how 4-H provides opportunities for our youth to thrive.”
The 4-H’ers enjoyed North Dakota’s unique event.