GFB Sponsors Market Goat & Lamb Grand Champions
By: GFB News
10/10/2012 11:27:31 AM
Georgia 4-H and FFA students from across the state are competing in livestock shows being held at the Georgia National Fair in Perry Oct. 4-14. The 2012 State 4-H & FFA Market Goat Show was held Oct. 5-6, and the 2012 State 4-H & FFA Market Lamb Show was held Oct. 6-7. Georgia Farm Bureau sponsored the Grand Champion Market Goat Wether, Grand Champion Market Goat Doe and Grand Champion Market Lamb prizes.
Worth County FFA member Chase Roberts won the Grand Champion Market Goat Wether prize of $1,500. Roberts, an eighth grader at Worth County Middle School, has shown goats for six years. He is the son of Mike and Anita Roberts.
White County FFA member Brooke Helton won $1,500 for having the Grand Champion Market Goat Doe. Helton, a senior at White County High School, has shown goats for two years. She is the daughter of Ashley and Angie Helton.
Colquitt County FFA member Hannah Dixon won the Grand Champion Market Lamb prize of $1,000. Dixon, a senior at Colquitt County High School, has shown lambs for six years. She is the daughter of Frank and Sharon Dixon.
"Georgia Farm Bureau has a great partnership with 4-H and FFA. The Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors and I are proud to be a part of these kids showing their animals. The kids participating in these shows are learning responsibility and are learning how to accept success and defeat," said GFB President Zippy Duvall. "This money that we're giving out is an investment in the future of Georgia agriculture."
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