AgriLife Extension sets 4-H livestock, showmanship clinic Dec. 16 in Lubbock

4-H Livestock
Ambassadors to lead annual event
By Steve Byrns
LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual District 2 Showmanship Clinic from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 16 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock.
Admission is free to 4-H and FFA exhibitors who are urged to bring their livestock projects – cattle, lambs, goats and hogs – for a morning of hands-on training, said Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agent in Lubbock County.
For more information, contact Scott at 806-775-1740, rj-scott@tamu.edu, or Wade Howard, AgriLife Extension agent in Lynn County, at 806-561-4562, wade.howard@ag.tamu.edu.
“This clinic is a prime opportunity for youth and their families to gain valuable experience directly from older 4-H members who have been successful in the showring,” Scott said.
“The Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassadors who will be conducting much of the instruction are high school-aged 4-H members who receive in-depth instruction and are selected to represent the agricultural industry in Texas. They must commit to 40 hours of service annually and many comply by helping novice 4-H families with their livestock projects.
“We’ve selected almost a dozen of our district’s top ambassadors to conduct this training,” he said. “They are all longtime 4-H’ers and veterans of the showring. They know first-hand what it takes to compete successfully. This is a real opportunity for youngsters just getting started to hear from the ‘old pros’ in a relaxed setting. The clinic is the perfect primer for the upcoming stock show season, which will be here before you know it.”

 

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