Friday, September 14, 2012

Greene County 4-H’ers Livestock Judging Team Places High at State Event

Members of the Greene County 4-H Livestock Judging Team participated in the state 4-H livestock judging contest in Columbia (Sept. 8-9) and placed high according to Velynda Cameron, 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The team was led by volunteers Marissa Snider and Hal Ryan.

The members were (Jr. Team) Creighton Thomas (Republic, Jot-Em-Down 4-H Club), Morgan McVay (Springfield, Highmark 4-H Club), Anna Whitely (Springfield, Sac River Stablemates 4-H Club), Breanna Hollis (Ash Grove, Bois D’Arc Braves 4-H Club) and (Sr. Team) Mercer Martin (Springfield, Sac River Stablemates 4-H Club) , Jasmine Newby (Billings, Jot-Em-Down 4-H Club), and Brittany Eagleburger (Dallas County).

The Junior Team placed fifth out of 29 teams and the Senior Team placed eleventh out of 27 teams.

Junior team member Creighton Thomas placed seventh out of 99 overall individuals.

Senior team member Mercer Martin placed eighth overall out of 72 individuals.

Missouri 4-H is University of Missouri Extension's youth development program. The program is designed to help to create opportunities for young people to be valued, contributing members of their community.

To learn more about 4-H and how to get involved locally go online to or visit the nearest University of Missouri Extension Center. Enrollment fees may vary slightly from county to county.

For information on enrolling with an existing club or starting a new 4-H club, contact any of the 4-H youth development specialists in southwest Missouri: Velynda Cameron in Polk County at (417) 326-4916; Bob McNary in Jasper County at (417) 358-2158; Karla Deaver in Lawrence County at (417) 466-3102; or Jeremy Elliott-Engel in Newton County at (417) 455-9500.


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