To promote and support young leaders in the agricultural livestock community, who actively and positively influence their peers, their associations, and their local communities.
The purpose of the NRS Show Team is to create brand advocates for NRS and its involvement in the Livestock Show Industry by investing in young showmen of various disciplines. NRS wishes to support livestock show youth through educational opportunities, scholarships, connection to leaders in the Livestock Industry, and provision of supplies for their projects. NRS believes this strengthens the Industry of which it is so excited to be a part. It is the hope of everyone at NRS that this will create opportunities for young showmen that they otherwise would not have had.
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2021 NRS SHOW TEAM
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Hey y’all, my name is Emerson Dean and I’m 17 years old. I will be a senior this year at Decatur High School. I have shown market hogs and goats as well as steers, heifers, and bulls. Although I have shown pretty much all livestock, cattle is where my true passion and focus lies. I have been showing livestock and involved in FFA since I was in 4th grade and have shown cattle since 7th grade. Throughout the year, I compete in different LDEs and CDEs such as AG Advocacy, Public Relations, and Meat Judging. I am highly active in the Decatur FFA where I will be serving as the 2022-2023 President. I am also active in Wise County 4-H, National Honors Society, and Student Council. Throughout my time in FFA and showing, I have had many accomplishments and blessings. From winning Grand Champion Beefmaster Heifer at San Antonio to bringing home multiple banners from all Texas majors to competing at the State Level in Meat Judging for 2 years in a row, serving as a past Red River District Officer, and being on the NRS Show Team for now 3 years, I have been blessed with so many opportunities and experiences within the agriculture industry. I strive to be an advocate for the agriculture industry and be a role model to those who are younger. After I graduate high school, I plan on attending college and majoring in Animal Science to become an animal geneticist, specifically focusing on beef cattle as well as raising high-quality show cattle.
Hello from West Texas!
My name is Mackenlee Evans from Lorenzo, Texas. I will be a senior this year at Idalou High School. This last year I have spent most of my time in the cattle and pig barns. I am a third-generation Shorthorn breeder with my greatest accomplishment showing the Reserve Champion Shorthorn Female at Houston 2022 with a heifer I raised. Along with showing breeding heifers on State and National levels, I also show market steers, breeding gilts, and market barrows at most Texas majors. Within my FFA chapter, I am currently serving as the Idalou FFA Chapter Reporter and have competed in many LDEs and CDE which include meats evaluation, prepared speaking, agricultural issues, and Job Interview. I am also actively involved in the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association, Student Advisory Board, and National Honor Society. The lessons learned, memories made, and people met through the agriculture industry have influenced who I am today and I’m grateful for the countless opportunities each year. I’m extremely excited to be a part of the 2022-2023 NRS Show Team for my last year in the show ring.
Hey everyone, I’m Klaire Fontenot and I’m from Pine Prairie, Louisiana. I’m 17 years old and will be a senior at Pine Prairie High School this fall. I’ve been actively involved in the Louisiana & American Junior Brahman Association for the past 9 years. I’ve been a Louisiana Jr Brahman Association director for the past three years and I’m serving as the President of the LJBA this year, as well as serving as the Treasurer of the AJBA. I am super excited to be able on the NRS Show Team this year and I can’t wait to see what this year holds for us as a whole. Being involved in the livestock & agriculture industry has opened so many doors for me and given me so many new opportunities. Over the last nine years, I’ve met so many new people, and made lots of memories, but most importantly it shaped me to be the person I am today! I am very grateful to be a part of this year’s NRS Show Team!
Hello, my name is Brooke Forsse. I am a Senior at Kingman Academy of Learning High School in Kingman, Arizona. Livestock and 4-H have been an influential part of my life. As a member of two 4-H clubs, I have had the opportunity to be in several leadership roles from Secretary to President, and Youth Representative in my county for cattle, swine, and equine. I have been raised around animals my entire life and have been showing livestock in 4-H since I was 9 years old. I began with showing swine then added equine and cattle shortly after however, I have shown every species. Cattle have become my favorite species to show. I enjoy showing my livestock through the Southern Arizona International Livestock Association (SAILA) Jackpot Shows throughout Arizona and the Liberty and Freedom Jackpot Shows. Outside of the ring, I participate as a member of Kingman Junior Rodeo Association, Renaissance in my school, and the President for my school’s National Honors Society chapter. I am very passionate about the livestock industry and helping others learn! My career goal is to study Animal Sciences and become an equine and livestock Veterinarian with an emphasis in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. I am honored to be selected as a member of the 2022-2023 NRS Show Team!
Hello! My name is Megan Groat, and I will be a junior at Campo Verde Highschool this year. I am an active member of my Santan 4-H and Campo Verde FFA, serving as Secretary for both. For the past 7 years, I have raised and showed pigs and goats, in both market and breeding shows. I compete across the country in National, State, and County level competitions. I am so excited to see what this year brings!
Hello everyone! My name is Cale Cornelius, I am 15 years old and from Timpson, TX. I am so excited to be serving and advocating for NRS for the second year now. My life revolves around the agriculture industry, I spend most of my time caring for, working, and preparing my Santa Gertrudis heifers for the upcoming shows. When I am not in the barn you can most likely find me studying for various LDE and CDE contests such as Prepared Speaking, Quiz team, and even Entomology. I hold various leadership roles such as Timpson FFA President, Shelby County 4-H President, Pineywoods District Officer 3rd Vice President, Class President, and NJSGA Junior Board of Directors. These roles have helped shape me into the leader I am today and I’m always looking to expand my reach to become a better leader. I love advocating for the agriculture industry! I find myself wanting to tell more and more people about the industry that I love. I travel across the great state of Texas and even neighboring states to shows and contests where I get to inform people about the NRS brand and the agriculture industry. I love what I do and couldn’t imagine what my life would be like without the agriculture industry! I am so excited for another year on the NRS Show Team and can’t wait to see where this year takes us!
My name is Londyn Elyse Hall. I am 16 and from San Antonio, Texas. I am the daughter of Art and Stephanie. I am a senior at James Madison High School, Class of 2023. I am a student in the elite AgriScience Magnet Program (AMP) at Madison. I aim to eventually go into veterinary medicine or animal science. I am a former 4-H member and a current FFA member. I am on Madison’s Varsity Cattle Show Team and have raised seven steers and three heifers since 8th grade. Some of my awards have included a Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) Breed Grand Champion Heifer, a North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE, Louisville, Kentucky) Breed Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, a National Western Stock Show (NWSS, Denver, Colorado) Breed Grand Champion Heifer and Breed Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, a San Antonio Livestock Exposition (SALE) 5th in Class Steer, five Bexar County Junior Livestock Show (BCJLS) steer placements, and the 2022 San Antonio Livestock Exposition (SALE) Calf Scramble Report $10,000 prize. I recently received her FFA Chapter Level Degree and previously received the Star Greenhand Award. I have also attended the following programs – Princeton University (“At the Well” Young Women’s Leadership Academy), Purdue University (Junior Boiler Vet Camp), University of Texas (McCombs Business School Future Executive Academy), Texas A&M University (Veterinary Enrichment Camp, Beef 706 Course, Beef Cattle Short Course, including Beef Quality Assurance Certification), and Tuskegee University (AgriTREK/SciTREK Summer Program, where she received the 2021 World Food Prize Foundation Borlaug Scholar Award). During the summer of 2022, I will participate in a Wildlife Conservation program in Gaborone, Botswana (Africa). The family owns approximately 500 acres near Crockett, Texas, where it raises primarily Wagyu cattle through its ranch operations Veces Stock Farm and Londyn Cattle Company. I am a junior member of the American Wagyu Association (AWA) and the American International Charolais Association (AICA).
Hi! My name is Lauren Hanna. I am 17 years old and a Senior at Decatur High School. I have been incredibly lucky to be able to be a part of the agricultural industry and show market goats, exotic steers, and Santa Gertrudis heifers. Throughout the past 5 years, I have learned so much about taking care of livestock both in and out of the show ring. I have been blessed to show my heifers at the local, state, and national level. The National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association (NJSGA) has given me the opportunity to compete in Livestock Judging, Public Speaking, Sales Talk, Ad Contests, Brain Bowl, and the Cattlemen’s Contest. I have held leadership positions in the Premier Affiliate of the NJSGA, a director position on the National Junior Santa Gertrudis Association Board and my local FFA chapter. I am also actively involved in Decatur FFA and the Wise County 4-H, where I enjoy participating in many activities including Vet Science, Ag Advocacy, and Vet Science Skill -A- Thon. Throughout my time in the FFA, I have learned countless amounts of information about leadership skills, ag mechanics, horticulture, and the livestock industry. I am also honored to serve as a returning Ambassador for the Texas FFA Foundation. My favorite memories of being an “ag kid” include winning a $10,000 scholarship from my calf scramble project at FWSSR and being selected as Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis Heifer at the 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. While those were fun, the best part is building relationships, making life-long friends, and spending time with my family. In the future, I plan to become a large animal veterinarian and mentor kids like me. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to advocate for the livestock industry as a returning member of the NRS Show Team!
Howdy! My name is Savannah Hanson. I am 15 years old, and an incoming sophomore at Dayton High School, where I currently serve as the Dayton FFA Vice President. My activities include being the Ricebelt District champion in Agricultural Advocacy and Jr. Prepared Public Speaking, as well as a State Qualifier in Livestock Judging. Recently, I was named the Star Greenhand for my chapter and district, as well as the Area 9 Star Greenhand in Production. I will represent the Oh so fine Area 9 at the state level, with my Commercial Heifer and Brangus Herd SAEs! Also, I am a member of the Liberty County 4-H Senior Livestock Judging Team and serve as a Texas Youth Livestock Ambassador. I exhibit purebred Brangus and Red Brangus Cattle across the state and nation, traveling to numerous Open and Junior shows every year. I serve as a director for the first-ever International Junior Red Brangus Breeders Association Junior Board, and I am a member of the Texas Junior Brangus Breeders Association as well as the International Junior Brangus Breeders Association. Highlights of my show career include having Reserve Grand Champion Junior Ultra and Red Brangus Female at the 2022 Cattleman’s Congress, 3rd Overall Junior Showman at the 2021 National Junior Brangus Show, and numerous other champions at open and junior Brangus shows. I am a second-generation cattle producer, as my parents founded Hanson Cattle Company. Our cow-calf operation runs around 200 head of cattle a year, most of which are registered brangus cattle. I am passionate about the livestock industry and the leadership opportunities given to youth in agriculture. The friends made and opportunities given to ag youth are like no other! After high school, I plan on attending either Texas Tech or Oklahoma State University to major in Agribusiness.
Hello! My name is Cora Hardy. I am 18 years old and a senior at Paradise High School. At the very young age of 6, I had a project in the barn. I began with horses, continued with goats, and now I spend my time with my true passion, which is cattle. I have learned so much from this industry, especially when it comes to taking care of and maintaining quality show animals. Over the past 5 years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to compete not only on the local level but on the state and national level as well. Since my journey began, I have been able to meet and compete against some of the best in the industry. Currently, I show and raise Maine-Anjou and Chianina cattle. I am also actively involved in Paradise FFA and 4-H, where I participate in Livestock Judging, and compete in Ag Issues, Radio Broadcasting, and Consumer Decision Making. Additionally, I am honored to be a member of the Texas Junior Chianina Association and the Texas Junior Maine-Anjou Association, where I am the Secretary. Of all of the incredible things I have learned, the most significant of these is to give back on a higher level. One way I do this is by being a part of a non-profit organization called Concerns of Police Survivors. This organization has helped my family and me through some of the most challenging times in our life. Now, we can help new families in several ways through the Wes Hardy Foundation while fundraising through the agricultural community. Every day, I reap the blessing and benefit of combining the two worlds that mean so much to my family and me. I am so excited to be a part of and represent the NRS Show Team.
My name is Callie High, I am a sixteen-year-old Junior at Sterling High School. I have 2 brothers which are two of my best friends. My hobbies are showing, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with friends. I am a member of the Sterling Baptist Church, a member of STUCO, the National Society of High School Scholars, and currently serving as our Sterling FFA Vice President for the 2022-2023 school year. My favorite thing to do when I am not at the barn is babysit for families who foster children. My goal this year is to be successful in the ring, humble outside of the ring, and make new friends that share the same passion that I have for the Agricultural Industry. One of my greatest achievements is having the Natural Breed Champion at OYE in 2022. This has been my goal since I began showing lambs and shaking the judge's hand was an experience I will hold on to for a lifetime. I am so very excited to be joining the NRS Show Team this year and I cannot wait to see where this opportunity will take me.
Hi! My name is Heather Hurley. I am seventeen years old and a senior at Colleyville Heritage High School. This is my fifth year showing sheep with the Grapevine-Colleyville FFA. I enjoy working with both market and breeding sheep. Over the years, I have shown medium wools, fine wools, fine wool crosses, and Southdowns. My favorite show to participate in is the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. This is my hometown show. So I not only get to see my county friends but friends from all over the state. Showing allows me the opportunity to not only do what I love but to meet new people in agriculture as well. A few of my livestock accomplishments have been winning Grand Champion Other Wool & Medium Wool Ewe at the San Angelo Junior Breeding Sheep Show, Reserve Grand Champion Hampshire Ewe at the San Antonio Open Sheep Show, Breed Champion Fine Wool Cross at Heart of Texas Market Lamb Show, Grand Champion Breeding Ewe at Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show, and Reserve Champion Market Lamb at Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show. In addition to showing sheep, through FFA I have participated in LDE and CDE competitions. Such as Greenhand Chapter Conducting LDE, Senior Chapter Conducting LDE, and Wildlife CDE. My Greenhand Chapter Conducting LDE Team and Wildlife CDE Team both advanced to State. I will be receiving my FFA Lone Star Degree this summer. Outside of FFA, I enjoy volunteering with senior citizens and hanging out with my friends. After high school, I plan to go to Oklahoma State University and major in AgriBusiness and Animal Sciences. I want to pursue a career in Agriculture Sales and continue to work with livestock. I can’t wait to see what this year brings as an ambassador for the NRS Show Team 2022-2023!
Hi my name is Chelby Kenney and I am from Belen, NM. I am 16 years old and attend School of Dreams Academy in Los Lunas, NM. I am the SODA FFA President, Bosque Farms 4-H club President, and a 4-H Clover Bud Leader. I am also a member of the National Honor Society and Shooting Sports. I show Market Goats, Dairy Goats, Market Steers, and Breeding Heifers. While I enjoy showing most species, cattle are my passion. I love how cattle have such unique personalities, and each one gives me a new set of challenges. I am excited to see where I go in the cattle industry and explore the opportunities it has to offer. My favorite part about showing livestock is the people you meet. It's a great sport where your friends are your biggest competition and your biggest support system. I enjoy showing throughout NM, as well as out of state. My family and I run 50 head of cattle, which my grandpa has had for over 60 years. We raise Limousin and Angus cross and have just started a small herd of show cattle. I am excited to be a part of the NRS Show Team and learn all I can this coming year.
Howdy hey, y’all! My name is Hayden Lovelady! I am a member of the Iowa Park FFA chapter as well as Wichita County 4H. Through these organizations, I show goats at the local level and all the way up to the major level. In the past, I have also shown rabbits and sheep. I am a senior at Iowa Park High School, where I am also the president of my FFA Chapter. I am also serving as an Area IV Association FFA officer for the 2022-23 school year. I am very active in FFA, I compete in radio broadcasting, creed speaking, and entomology contests. I am also very active in 4H, where I participate in many community service activities. I currently keep up a YouTube channel where I show what life is like being involved in agriculture, as well as advocating for the industry. After high school, I want to study agricultural economics and agribusiness at Texas A&M University and seek a career in the agricultural sector. I am ecstatic to be representing the NRS brand and working with other incredible individuals as a member of the NRS Show Team for another year!
I am a junior at Graford High School where I serve as the Graford FFA Chapter President and Oil Belt District Vice President. My activities include being the Oil Belt District Job Interview Champion for two years in a row and being the state champion for the Texas FFA Star Greenhand Degree in Production. This year I have also qualified to compete on the state level for the second year in a row representing Area 4 as the Texas FFA Star Chapter Degree in Production which is based off my cattle and sheep SAE projects through the company I founded, Glory Days Livestock. I raise purebred shorthorn cattle and exhibit them across the country. Through the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association I serve as a senior director and Lassie Princess. My sheep operation consists of breeding hampshire club lambs, dorper sheep, and livestock guard dogs. Because of my show ring experience, I also offer educational clinics going over showmanship and daily care of livestock to FFA and 4-H members. Highlights of my show career include breeding the champion market lamb at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Show, exhibiting the Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer at San Antonio two years running, and making the finals several times at the American Royal Livestock Show heifer showmanship contest. I am passionate about the livestock industry and leadership opportunities given to youth involved in agriculture and strive to live out the FFA Motto in my daily decisions. "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve." #ForeverBlue
Hey y’all! My name is Kate Phillips, and I am beyond excited for this opportunity to be part of the 2022-2023 NRS Show Team! I am 15 years old from Mansfield, Texas, and a sophomore in high school. I have been showing livestock for six years under Mansfield Jr. FFA and Mansfield FFA. FFA is my absolute passion in life. I love all the components that FFA has to offer! I began showing sheep in 5th grade under Mansfield Jr. FFA. As Stock Show life would have it- one species turns to the next and our barn has continued to grow! I have had the opportunity to grow in many ways; from winning at jackpots to placing at majors to banners for showmanship. I pride myself on showmanship, attending clinics, and truly creating the best relationship between my show animals and myself. Over the last six years, I have had the privilege to show and place with my turkeys, sheep, and cattle at many shows: Tarrant County Livestock Show, State Fair of Texas, Heart of Texas, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Houston Stock Show and Rodeo and the Austin Stock Show and Rodeo. This past fall, I competed at the state level with the Mansfield FFA Greenhand Chapter Conducting Team, serving as Madam President. In the spring I competed on the Floriculture and Agronomy CDE teams at the state and area levels. I also competed in Jr. Prepared Public Speaking; placing second in the Area Contest. I enjoy CDEs, LDEs, and SAEs at all levels. I am looking forward to my sophomore year of high school and to seeing where my FFA Career will take me! I love each and every moment (the good and the bad) in the barns and classrooms. I truly hope to be a light for all to see when they watch my everyday life!
Hi! My name is Caity Ramsey and I’m from Waurika, Oklahoma, and a sophomore at Comanche High School. I am active in FFA, serving as a Reporter for the 2022-2023 school year. I show steers at the state and national levels. In addition to that, I’m involved in goat showing, floriculture, shooting sports, and the cattle handling team. I have received proficiency awards in both beef and goat production and our cattle handling team won the Central District and finished 8th in the state competition. I’m also active in the Oklahoma Club Calf Association. This past year I finished Top 5 for steer exhibitors in the Central District. I’m the fourth generation on my family’s Angus cattle ranch. In addition to helping on the ranch, I also maintain my own herd of Miniature Hereford cattle that I breed and sell to young exhibitors. Within the miniature Hereford breed, I have served as the first-ever National Princess and also exhibited them across the nation, with highlight wins being Champion Prospect Steer at the NAILE, Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the National Western, and Champion Heifer at OYE to name a few. This past year I raised and marketed the Grand Champion Miniature Hereford Prospect Steer at both the Cattleman’s Congress and OYE. In addition to my ag involvement, I also play softball (our school team went to the 3A State Tournament for the first time in 32 years last fall!) and for fun enjoy cooking, photography, and bass fishing. I’m also active in my church, Addington Baptist. My future goals include getting a softball scholarship to a good ag school and majoring in ag business and eventually becoming an embryologist. I’m extremely honored to be on the 2022-2023 NRS Show Team and am grateful to have this opportunity!
Hi my name is Gabriella, the daughter of Jesse and Nicole Rodriguez. I will be a junior at Lyford High School, and I reside in Willacy County. I am an active member of Willacy 4H and the Lyford FFA Chapter. I began showing goats eight years ago, and have decided to show a steer for these next two years. Living on a farm has taught me to raise and produce livestock. Farm life has exposed me to perform daily chores, maintain financial records, and be active on my farm with my various livestock, gardens, and horticulture projects. I have rooted myself in agriculture and livestock life. Serving as a Texas 4H Livestock Ambassador for the past two years has enabled me to enhance my understanding of agriculture, health, leadership, and science. Participation in the ambassador program has taught me to be a confident person. Making an impact in my community is essential; volunteering and making donations are morals my parents have always instilled in my life. Serving my community is a value that I keep close to my heart. I enjoy attending events and spending time with friends and family. I am thankful to God for my community, friends, and family. They have encouraged me to be the person I am today. I am active in various projects, which has allowed me to diversify my life skills and has facilitated me to adapt to a changing environment, economy, and social life. My passion for my goat project challenges me to explore different show arenas outside of my comfort zone. Competing at major livestock shows motivates me to advocate for the mission, teaching others where our food comes from. My limitless desire to support agriculture and livestock is vital for the message I intend to deliver. After high school, I plan to attend Texas A&M University to earn a degree in International Agriculture. I am a knowledgeable, dedicated, and self-motivated individual who utilizes my skills efficiently to direct operations, communicate professionally, and perform with confidence and competence. I am honored to be a member of the 2022-2023 NRS Show Team!
I’m Sydney Shout, a sophomore at Timpson High School. I’m so excited to be a member of the NRS Show Team! Livestock has been part of my life since before I can remember. I started showing goats when I was 3 years old and have been showing livestock ever since. Although my family is involved in the Angus business, I got my first Hereford show heifer when I was six and have had the privilege of showing many top-quality Hereford heifers, Angus steers and even a great Brahman heifer since then. I’m very active in the Timpson FFA Chapter and serve as the Vice President. I know how fortunate I am to have been “raised in a show barn” and can’t imagine life any other way. The early mornings and late nights feeding and pampering my calves to help them look their best for the shows pay off in more ways than just banners and buckles. The relationships created in the barns are worth more than gold and I can’t wait to see how the future unfolds. I look forward to the coming year!
Hello everyone, my name is Kinlee Snell and I am excited about the opportunity to be a member of the 2022 - 2023 NRS Show Team. I am a Senior at Bristow High School in Bristow, Oklahoma. I am an active member of our FFA chapter and show sheep. I travel throughout the state of Oklahoma and participate in the various county and state show events including the Oklahoma Youth Expo as well as various jackpots in our state. I love spending every possible moment in the show barn taking care of my animals. I also participate in Career Development Events through FFA, and speech contests, and am on our meat judging team. When not in the show ring or show barn you will likely find me at a barrel race enjoying the sport I’ve loved since I was old enough to ride. No matter where I am though, I always try to remember that by my actions I have an effect on all those around me. Knowing that I will either be someone’s “more” or someone’s “less” is always at the forefront of my mind. I want others around me to learn the many valuable lessons that I’ve been afforded while showing livestock and participating in various FFA activities; life skills and experiences that will follow me into adulthood. My future plans include graduating high school with my Associate’s Degree in Science. From there I will continue my college education. I haven’t made a final decision on the field I will be going into but am currently considering meat science or animal science. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the NRS Show Team and the experiences that I will gain, the connections I will make, and the lasting friendships that will be gained.
My name is Richard Spencer but everyone calls me Tres because I am the third Richard Spencer. I am a senior at Roby High School in Roby, Texas. Agriculture has been a part of both sides of my family since way before I was born. It is something I am truly passionate about and advocate for strongly. We began raising goats, lambs, and cattle when I was five years old. At age eight, I started showing goats, lambs, and pigs. Since then, I have shown, placed, and made the sale at every Texas major show and hope to add national shows. This will be the third year I serve as a Texas 4-H Youth Livestock Ambassador and my second year to be selected as a Texas FFA Foundation Ambassador. I was recently elected to be president of Roby FFA for the 2022-2023 year and have previously served as reporter and treasurer. On the district level, I have served as FFA Double Mountain District Sentinel. In 4-H, I have served in multiple offices with the most recent being president. In addition, I just finished serving my third year as a Junior Director on the Board of Directors for the Junior Meat Goat Show Circuit and will continue this. For the past four years, I have served as a Junior Director and instructor at Howard College Goat and Lamb Camps. Through FFA and 4-H, I have competed in Chapter Conducting. Public Relations, Quiz, Livestock Judging, Cotton Judging, Livestock Skillathon, Sheep Skillathon, Photography, and added Job Interview this past year which was great. I have been awarded the 4-H Gold Star Award of which I am extremely proud. At school, I am also involved in UIL Calculator, Mathematics, Number Sense, Science, and Ready Writing. I have also served as class president for the past two years and was inducted into to NHS this last year. I plan on attending either Texas A&M or Texas Tech to earn a degree in the agriculture industry, I am honored and blessed to be given this opportunity to be a part of and represent the NRS Show Team, and am so grateful for the friends and memories I continue to make.
Hi, I’m Luke Nelson and I am new to the NRS show team. I want to be on this team because it will be beneficial for me in my future showing career. I show Santa Gertrudis cattle and have been showing cattle since I was 9 years old. I’ve been around cattle my entire life and they are my favorite farm animal. I also show steers, and broilers and I once showed goats and swine. I am in 4-H and FFA I Judge Livestock through 4-H and show cattle threw FFA. I will show broilers in August at State Fair and I am excited to see how I do. I am excited to be on this team and looking forward to meeting everybody!
Hello guys, my name is Hannah Pace, and I’m from Henderson, Texas, where I currently am a senior at Henderson High School. I’ve been involved in 4-H since I was nine years old. These past nine years have been everything I could have dreamed of, from exhibiting cattle, lambs, and goats, to being a class winner for my breed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. I am involved in the Rusk County 4-H, where I have served as the secretary for the past four years. If it were not for this program kicking off my passion for the Livestock and Agricultural industries, I would not be where I am today. I have been heavily involved in the Henderson FFA, holding an officer position. I am competing in LDEs (leadership development events) and CDEs (career development events), also being involved in Ag Issues and Livestock Judging, advocating for the Livestock Industry. I’ve been very fortunate to succeed at Local, State, and National shows. Showmanship is something that has become very close to my heart. It is not always about how good your animal is; it’s about how dedicated you are to showing those animals to be successful. I plan to attend either Blinn, Clarendon College, or West Texas A& M to major in agribusiness. I plan to become either an Agricultural Account or an Agronomist Specialist. I am so blessed to represent NRS and will continue to advocate and show livestock.
Hi! My name is Baylee Wilbourn. I attend Tuttle High School where I will be a Senior this year. I have been showing livestock for the past eight years. My show career began with showing ewe lambs on the local level; my show career now consists of competitively showing heifers on the local, state, and national levels. I am also actively involved in my family’s beef cattle herd which is based on retired show heifers from my sister and me. Showing has brought a lot of opportunities into my life and taught me a lot of lessons. While I only have this coming year left of showing in high school, I plan to remain involved in the beef industry and hope to help other young people have a successful show career with cattle my family raises long after my show career. I am also involved in meat judging through 4-H and FFA. FFA is a very big part of my life and has opened many doors. I am excited to serve as an FFA officer for my local chapter, participate in our community service activities and attend my last round of leadership camps. This will also be my second year serving on the Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors. I plan to continue my education following high school likely majoring in something agriculture-related.
Hi! My name is Raegan Wilbourn. I attend Tuttle High School where I will be a sophomore this year. I have been showing livestock for the past six years. My show career began with showing ewe lambs on the local level; my show career now consists of competitively showing heifers on the local, state, and national levels. The time I spend in the barn working on my heifers is my favorite and most rewarding time. It has been a goal since I started showing to be able to raise heifers to show, and I am looking forward to showing a couple of bred-and-owned heifers this year. I am also actively involved in my family’s beef cattle herd which is based on retired show heifers from my sister and me. Showing has brought a lot of opportunities into my life and taught me a lot of lessons. While I am still showing, I hope to help other young people have a successful show career with cattle my family raises to sell each year. When I am not in the barn, I am also involved in FFA including serving as a Chapter FFA Officer, meat judging team member, and active community service activity participant. My Opening Ceremonies team also qualified for the state contest where we placed 5th. Outside of my show ring accomplishments, I am most proud to have been named the Star Greenhand this past year.
Hello, my name is Pecos Worrell. I am from Harper, TX in Gillespie County, and am a sophomore at Harper High School. I have been in 4-H since 2nd grade when I started showing steers and heifers. I have participated in shows all across Texas including all of the “majors”, as well as junior national shows for Angus and Hereford. Anyone can excel in showmanship; it is extremely important to me and something I work on every day. This has resulted in showmanship honors from Sandhills/Odessa, Fort Worth, Texas Junior Angus, Texas Junior Hereford, Texas Junior Charolais, Texas State Fair, and many local and county shows. I am a member of several junior beef breed associations and serve as a director for Texas Junior Angus, Texas Junior Polled Hereford and Texas Junior Hereford. I also attend national leadership conferences every year such as National Junior Angus LEAD and Raising the Bar. Showing is my main activity but I also enjoy hunting and fishing. I compete on the livestock judging team in 4-H and FFA and advanced to the Texas FFA State Contest in Greenhand Quiz. I serve as my 4-H club’s president and I am on the Gillespie County 4-H officer team. Throughout my years of showing heifers I have been able to keep some of them and build my own herd of registered and commercial cattle. Now I have a small group born each year that I show and sell. I hope to attend Texas A&M University to study ruminant animal nutrition. I am excited to represent NRS this year and meet other livestock show enthusiasts.
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