AgriLife Extension sets 4-H livestock, showmanship clinic Dec. 21 in Lubbock

4-H Livestock Ambassadors to lead event

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu

 

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the District 2 Livestock Ambassadors Steer, Swine, Lamb and Goat Showmanship/Feeding Clinic from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 21 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock.

Admission is free to 4-H and FFA exhibitors who may bring their project lambs and goats only; no cattle or swine, according to organizers. For more information, contact Robert Scott AgriLife Extension agent in Lubbock County at 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu .

“This is a chance for youth and their families to gain experience from older 4-H members who have ‘been there, done that,’” Scott said.

The Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador program consists of high school-aged 4-H members who receive in-depth instruction and are selected to represent the agricultural industry in Texas, Scott said. They are required to commit at least 30 hours of service annually and in most cases, the service consists of helping novice 4-H families with their livestock projects.

“We’ve selected six of our top ambassadors to conduct this training,” he said. “They are all 4-H veterans and know first-hand the ins and outs of competing in the show ring. This is a real opportunity for youngsters just getting started to hear from the ‘old pros’ in a hands-on setting. And this experience  should help to get them ready for the upcoming stock show season.”

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