Cameron to offer new livestock judging summer camps

The Cameron University Department of Agriculture will host two new Livestock Judging Summer Camps this May. Students attending camp will have the unique opportunity for individual instruction from one of the nation’s most successful 4-H/FFA livestock judging coaches, Justin Rogers, who joined the Cameron staff as Livestock Judging Coordinator/Coach earlier this year.

“Livestock judging is extremely competitive among 4-H and FFA participants,” says Dr. Leon Fischer, Chair, Cameron Department of Agriculture. “Cameron is pleased to launch livestock judging summer camps to allow participants to improve their skills. At the same time, we will acquaint the older participants with Cameron’s new livestock judging team, which is currently in development.”

A junior camp will take place from May 27-29 and is intended for students ages 9-13. The Junior Livestock Judging Camp is for younger and beginning judging participants and will focus on evaluation, note-taking and an introduction to oral reasons.

A senior camp is scheduled for May 29-31 for students ages 14-19. The Senior Livestock Judging Camp is for older and more advanced judging participants. It will focus on evaluation with a primary emphasis on oral reasons.

These residential camps include room and meals. Participants will also receive a livestock judging manual and a camp t-shirt.

The cost to attend is $150 per student, with a $50 deposit due by May 15.

For more information, contact Justin Rogers at jrogers@cameron.edu, (580) 581-2263 or (405)255-3076.

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April 15, 2013

PR#13-064