Monday, October 4, 2010

28 youth compete in Jr. Goat Skillathon

Twenty-eight youth from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina competed in the Junior Goat Skillathon, held October 2 in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Western Maryland Goat Field Day & Sale.

The Skillathon tested youth on all aspects of goat production:  meat, dairy, and fiber.  There were five stations (Feed/forage ID, Equipment ID, Breed ID, Body Parts, and Potluck), a judging class (Kiko bucklings from the goat test), and a written test.

Junior winners
  1. Jacqaline Ware (West Virginia)
  2. Cameron Lafervere (West Virginia)
  3. Danielle  Flinn (Maryland)

(L-R) Jacqaline Ware, Cameron Lafervere, and Danielle Flinn
Intermediate winners
  1. Kendell Williams (Virginia)
  2. Carlie Ryman (West Virginia)
  3. Maggie Goodmuth (Maryland)
(L-R) Kendell Williams, Carlie Ryman, and Maggie Goodmuth
Senior winners
  1. Victoria Crabtree (North Carolina)
  2. Matt Kerner (Maryland)
  3. Marisa Linton (North Carolina)
(L-R) Victoria Crabtree, Matt Kerner, and Marisa Linton
Special thanks is extended to Mary Beth Bennett, David Gordon, Shannon Uzelac, and Chris Anderson (and others) for conducting and helping with the Skillathon.

Images by Jeff Semler

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