TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging and Show Team received an $850 grant for the Lancer Judging Jamboree. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s Working Here Fund for Agriculture Education.
The Working Here Fund grant was used to host the Lancer Judging Jamboree, held May 4. The judging event was open to youth from both Wyoming and Western Nebraska. Participants evaluated eight classes of livestock and provided three sets of reasons to endorse their placings.
“The livestock judging projects provide youth the opportunity to develop decision making and communication skills,” said Dr. Georgia Younglove, EWC’s Livestock Judging coach and instructor. “This event will provide an opportunity closer to home.”
“We value the opportunity to support an organization such as EWC Livestock Judging and Show Team, which shares FCSAmerica’s passion to serve the next generation of ag producers,” said Melany Kizzire, vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Casper office.
EWC’s Livestock Judging and Show Team is one of 81 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the first quarter of 2019. FCSAmerica awarded $136,760 during the latest grant cycle, which ended March 31.