Barron County 4-H Dairy Judging Kickoff Meeting Set (3/18)

The Barron County 4-H Dairy Judging Program will kick off the 2018 judging season on Sunday, March 18, at the Barron County Government Center Building in Rooms 110 A & B, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Any young person enrolled in the Barron County 4-H program, or wishing to join Barron County 4-H, with an interest in learning the values of judging or judging dairy cattle is welcome to attend this meeting.  A youth need not be enrolled in the dairy project area in order to participate.  Parents of youth are encouraged to attend as well.

The Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Judging Program is the most outstanding and highest profile dairy youth program in 4-H.  Barron County has been widely recognized state and nation-wide for stellar individual and team performances and this year promises to be another tremendous year.  In the past 21 years, 104 Barron County 4-H youth have qualified, participated, and excelled in numerous state and national contests.

Many former 4-H dairy judging team members have used their knowledge gained from dairy judging in various walks of life with several contributing successfully to the Barron County agricultural economy.

The dairy judging program allows youth to be part of a unique learning experience that cannot be taught in a classroom.  Youth learn to formulate quick decisions.  They also improve their powers of observation, their organizational skills, and their ability to solve problems and learn to communicate ideas.  Most importantly, prospective employers appreciate these attributes and make former dairy judging team members their first choice when jobs are available.

Barron County Dairy Committee Chairman, Steve Fronk, who initiated the idea of Barron County hosting the 2013 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, begins his 22nd year at the helm for the nationally-ranked Barron County 4-H Dairy Judging Program.  For more information regarding this worthwhile educational and fun activity, contact Steve Fronk, Coach, at 715.205.1798 or email Steve at:  slfronk@hotmail.com.