Thursday, September 26, 2013

Barton County Team Does well at State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

Contact: Elaine Davis, 4-H program assistant
Headquartered in Barton County
Tel: (417) 682-3579

LAMAR, Mo. -- Two hundred and three 4-H youth from all across Missouri descended upon the University of Missouri campus Sept. 21 for the annual state 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.  One of the purposes of the event is to select the state winning junior and senior division teams.

The Barton County team included Matthew Morgan, Halle Miller, Lauren Morgan and Brandon Overman, all  members  of the “Learn A Do” 4-H  Club in  Barton County. Lauren Morgan was also the fourth high individual overall.

Individual and team results can be found at

“Judging contests like these teach life skills like responsibility, critical thinking and decision making,” said Elaine Davis, 4-H youth program assistant in Barton County.

Missouri 4-H is University of Missouri Extension's youth development program. The 4-H program helps to create opportunities for young people to be valued, contributing members of their community. To learn more about 4-H -- the world’s largest youth-serving organization -- and how to get involved locally go online to

Residents of southwest Missouri contact any of these 4-H youth development specialists for  information: Karla Deaver in Lawrence County at (417) 466-3102; Velynda Cameron in Polk County at (417) 326-4916; Bob McNary in Jasper County at (417) 358-2158; Amy Patillo in Howell County at (417) 256-2391; or Jeremy Elliott-Engel in Newton County at (417) 455-9500.



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