4-H’ers Finish Strong in Virtual Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit

— Written By and last updated by

The annual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit, sponsored by Carolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit, provides youth ages 5 to 19 an opportunity to compete against other youth from across the region. This year, due to COVID-19, our circuit went virtual with participating youth from the following counties: Randolph, Guilford, Stanly, Montgomery, Cumberland, Richmond, Lee, Chatham, Union, Anson, Moore, Rockingham, Person, Cabarrus, Franklin, Hoke, and Robeson Counties. Points are accumulated at each show, and placings are determined by total points received.

The Showmanship classes are designed to gauge the 4-H’er’s knowledge and skill with the animal. By participating in the 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit, youth learn leadership skills, record-keeping, communication, and responsibility, while increasing their self-esteem.

In this year’s circuit, Franklin County had two 4-H’ers participate, including one Cloverbud (youth ages 5-7). The Cloverbud division is a non-competitive division with the sole purpose of allowing the youngest 4-H’er’s to gain beneficial experience.

4-H’er’s received awards on October 29, 2020, at the virtual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit Awards Banquet.

Congratulations to these showmen for a job well done.

4-Her showing his cow

4-H'er showing her cow

Pictured above, 4-H’ers Mack Bunn and Mazie Bunn practicing showmanship.

For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, contact Meg Wyatt, 4-H Agent in Franklin County at 919-496-3344, meg_wyatt@ncsu.edu.

Be on the lookout for details about an upcoming Franklin County Virtual 4-H Livestock FUN Show!

For more information, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center office, 919-496-3344.

Written By

Meg Wyatt, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMeg WyattExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Meg E-mail Meg N.C. Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center
Updated on Nov 10, 2020
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close
Scannable QR Code to Access Electronic Version