PITTSBORO — 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 …
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PITTSBORO — 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 at each of the 12 shows, taking place in Randolph, Guilford, Stanly, Montgomery, Cumberland, Richmond, Lee, Chatham, Union, Anson, Moore 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’ers 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, Chatham County had eight 4-H’er’s participate, including one Cloverbud (youth ages 5-8). The Cloverbud division is a non-competitive division with the sole purpose of allowing the youngest 4-H’ers to gain beneficial experience.
These Chatham County 4-H’er’s participated: Heidi Spainhour (Cloverbud Heifer), Kaylee Powell (Junior Goat), Levi Culberson (Junior Goat), Hunter Batchelor (Senior Heifer), Katelyn Batchelor (Senior Heifer), Lindsay Seitz (Senior Heifer), Luke White (Senior Heifer), and Morgan Payne (Senior Heifer).
Three of the Chatham County 4-H’er’s received awards Nov. 15 at the 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit Awards Banquet held in Robeson County. Hunter Batchelor placed 5th in Senior Heifer, Katelyn Batchelor placed 4th in Senior Heifer, and Lindsay Seitz placed 1st in Senior Heifer. In addition to her 1st place finish, Seitz won Most Improved Heifer Showman, awarded to the individual with the largest increase in total points from the previous year to the current year.
Congratulations to these three showmen for a job well done.