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Spotlight on Youth for Sept. 6, 2006
Slack wins Supreme Showmanship Contest at the Indiana State Fair
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Brett Slack, 17, an eighth year 4-H member from Whitley County, received top honors from the Indiana State Fair for winning the 2006 Supreme Showmanship Contest. The senior and reserve senior beef showmen, along with the senior and reserve senior swine showmen, competed with the champion market lamb and champion ewe showman for the award.

Competing in the contest were: Slack representing the ewe champion sheep showmen; Jake Feltner of Greene County representing the market lamb champion showmen; Emily Griffiths of Noble County as champion beef showman; Autumn Robinson of Huntington County as reserve beef showman; Lynsee Shaffer from Randolph County as champion swine showman; and A.J. Kilfoil from Tipton County as reserve swine showman.

Judges for the contest were Stan Poe, Sr. from Indiana for sheep, David Newsom from Kentucky for beef, and Kelton Mason from Illinois for swine.

Earlier in the evening, Slack was named Grand Champion 4-H Sheep Showman. He received the David Hicks Award, as well as an embroidered bag from Jordan Conley and his family. For being selected as the Supreme Showman, Slack received a plaque and a $100 cash award from the Indiana State Fair.

Emily Griffiths also received a plaque from the Indiana State Fair as the Reserve Supreme Showman. All six participants received scholarships from the Kyle Ehman Livestock Fund and an embroidered bag from Farm World Newspaper.

King Receives 2006 DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award
ROCKFORD, Ohio — Katie King of Parkway High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company. King, the daughter of Mike and Ann King, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience.

Over the past 59 years, more than 154,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

This farm news was published in the Sept. 6, 2006 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.