|Applications now available for 2013 Outstanding Livestocker Award|
|Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:07 AM|
The outstanding livestocker award is given to recognize those youth in 4-H and FFA who have excelled in animal sciences through their youth organization while exhibiting at the Van Wert County Junior Fair. The award is meant to recognize all species of animals (including horses) shown at the Junior Fair. An outstanding livestocker should have the following traits: be a good member in standing of their home club or organization, have exhibited livestock projects at the Van Wert Co Jr. Fair, have an understanding of livestock husbandry and quality assurance and have taken extra initiative to learn about their animals exhibited.
Members interested in applying should be a Van Wert County Jr. Fair member in good standing, and in good standing with their parent organization. Members should be at least 15 years of age. Applicants who complete the application will interview with a committee about their experiences, answer questions regarding their livestock projects, and complete a quality assurance and skillathon testing portion.
Applications are available at the extension office or online at vanwert.osu.edu. Applications are due no later than Aug. 16 to the Extension office or at livestock judging on Aug. 17. Interviews will be held the following week.
Members with questions about this award should contact the OSU Extension Office at (419) 238-1214.