EWC Livestock Judging and Show Team receives an $850 grant for Judging Jamboree

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Left to right: Heidi Edmunds, V.P. for Academic Services, Dr. Georgia Younglove, Livestock Judging and Show Team coach, Myca Cantrell, Student, Kelly Downer, Farm Credit Services of America, Kaitlyn Steben, Agriculture Instructor, and Dr. Monte Stokes, Agriculture Department Head/Instructor.

Left to right: Heidi Edmunds, V.P. for Academic Services, Dr. Georgia Younglove, Livestock Judging and Show Team coach, Myca Cantrell, Student, Kelly Downer, Farm Credit Services of America, Kaitlyn Steben, Agriculture Instructor, and Dr. Monte Stokes, Agriculture Department Head/Instructor.

Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging and Show Team received an $850 grant for the Lancer Judging Jamboree. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund for Agriculture Education.

The Working Here Fund grant was used to host the Lancer Judging Jamboree that was held on May 4, 2019. The judging event was open to youth from both Wyoming and Western Nebraska. The participants were able to evaluate eight classes of livestock and provide three sets of reasons to endorse their placings.

“The livestock judging projects provide youth the opportunity to develop decision making and communication skills,” said Dr. Georgia Younglove, EWC’s Livestock Judging coach and instructor. “This event will provide an opportunity closer to home.”

“We value the opportunity to support an organization such as EWC Livestock Judging and Show Team, which shares FCSAmerica’s passion to serve the next generation of ag producers,” said Melany Kizzire, vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Casper office.

EWC’s Livestock Judging and Show Team is one of 81 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the first quarter of 2019. FCSAmerica awarded $136,760 during the latest grant cycle ending March 31, 2019.

Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging and Show Team is designed to develop leadership, decision making and communication in collegiate students through livestock evaluation.

Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With more than $29.8 billion in assets and $5.5 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at fcsamerica.com.

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