Winners Named in NCBA Annual Youth Contests
-Youth Presence at Cattle Industry Convention
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2012) – Young cattlemen and women participating in youth public speaking, marketing and quiz bowl contests were awarded yesterday for their successes in Nashville, Tenn., at the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show. More than 220 young people participated in the annual youth program sponsored by Farm Credit.
“We’re very proud to support this NCBA program,” said Christina Bowen, national contributions director for Farm Credit. “NCBA, along with the beef producers who volunteer on the youth task force, have put together programs that are challenging and create the leadership development opportunities our future cattlemen and women need. We’re seeing more competitors every year because these contests are a great balance between hard work and fun.”
Helping prepare young people for future leadership roles to move the needle on beef demand and protect the industry’s business environment is in alignment with the industry’s long range plan, said Jeffrey Mingus, an Arizona beef producer and co-chairman of the NCBA Youth Task Force.
2012 Winners Include:
Youth Public Speaking, ages 10 and under:
1st Place: Eli Dotson; Petersburg, Tenn.
2nd Place: Bailee Schiefelbein; Kimball, Minn.
3rd Place: Justin Lyman; Cambridge, Ill.
4th Place: Emma Gardner; Fayetteville, Ark.
5th Place: Garrett Hopkins; Louisa, Va.
Youth Public Speaking, ages 11-14
1st Place: Kendall Garrell; Petersburg, Tenn.
2nd Place: Abby Schiefelbein; Kimball, Minn.
3rd Place: John Bryant; Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
4th Place: Sara Gardner; Fayetteville, Ark.
5th Place: Katee Schiefelbein; Kimball Minn.
Youth Public Speaking, ages 15-19
1st Place: Chandler Mulvaney; Opelika, Ala.
2nd Place: Sarah Johnson; Marysville, Ohio
3rd Place: Bradley Hunt; Selmer, Tenn.
4th Place: Shelby Schiefelbein; Kimball, Minn.
5th Place: Tori Bryant; Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Team Marketing-College Division
1st Place: Clemson University Cattlewomen/Block and Bridle; Carrie Elmore, Justin O’Flaherty, and Jenny Grubbs
2nd Place: Colorado State University Cattlewoman; Katlin Hornig and Naomi Kamakau
3rd Place: Courtney Graham and Matt Noggle
Team Marketing-Senior Division
1st Place: Junior Florida Cattlemen’s Association; Jessica Leon, Kevin Guinn and Catie Trammell
2nd Place: Henry County (Tenn.) 4-H; Melinda Perkins and Brooke Rose
3rd Place: Ohio Cattlemen’s Association; Sarah Johnson, Jessica Harsh and Sarah Simpson
Youth Quiz Bowl
1st Place: Mineral County (West. Va.) FFA; Jessica Woodworth, Will Woodworth, Timmy Nester and Sarah Page
2nd Place: Junior Florida Cattlemen’s Association; Caroline Dailey, Samantha Dailey, Ricky Roberts, Christina Routh and Kate Shuffitt
3rd Place: Minnesota; Erin Morrison, Kelly Morrison, Spencer Pierson, Tyler Pierson and Connor Bollum
The National Block and Bridle Club and the Young Beef Industry Congress met in conjunction with the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention, increasing the youth presence to more than 1,000, according to Lorie Liddicoat, manager of NCBA’s youth competition program.