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

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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.