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Youth Focus 2015 State 4-H Contests I By Brent Jennings Extension 4-H Youth Livestock Specialist High Senior Team Overall - Kelsey Bentley, Joy Leigh Hinant, Macy Massengill and Travis Anderson from Johnston County. High Junior Team Overall - Haylee Laws, Hannah Ellis, Colton Cox and Molly Kate Anderson from McDowell County. 24 NC Pork Report * w w w .n c p o r k .o r g love the summer, but I am so glad we have moved into the fall and the cooler weather. However, for me, the summer of 2015 went by way too quickly. We had an exciting time with a variety of opportunities for youth across North Carolina to learn about the livestock program. These opportunities included livestock shows, clinics, seminars and youth tours. Traditionally, one of the highlights every year is the State 4-H livestock contests. This year, we held the State 4-H livestock judging, skillathon and quiz bowl contests on July 28 and 29. For the first time, we also hosted an awards breakfast, which was held on July 30th at the McKimmon Center. We had a great group of kids in attendance for the events, and the competitions were really impressive. A full list of all of the 2015 winners can be found on our website at ( animal/4hyouth/ah4h.html). The awards breakfast provided a great opportunity for the kids to be recognized for their hard work and commitment to the livestock industry. We would like to thank those that helped support our first awards breakfast. Our sponsors included Smithfield Foods Inc., Livestock Veterinary Services, Lloyd B. Outlaw III and Ada Outlaw, Collier Holdings LLC and Lenoir Swine Breeders, Inc. This year, we recognized two people for their longtime dedication to the youth livestock program. Frank Hollowell and David Lee were awarded plaques in recognition of their countless years of support and the hundreds of hours both of these gentlemen have given to encourage and assist the kids showing swine across North Carolina. Additionally, they have been two mighty fine cooks for the state livestock events during the past several years. We would also like to give special thanks to the NC Pork Council and all of their members for graciously supporting these events as well as the youth livestock programs across High Senior Individual Overall - Travis Anderson, Johnston County. High Junior Individual Overall - Hannah Ellis, McDowell County.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Fall 2015

Message from the President
Industry News
NCPC Launches Educational Campaign
Welcome to Our New Home
2016 NC Pork Conference
Profile: Megan Spence
6th Annual Livestock Lobby Day
NC Pork Producer Honors Former FFA Teacher
2015 State 4-H Livestock Contests
Interns Learn Important Skills While Working in the Pork Industry
Employees Honored for Education Efforts
Junior Market Swine Show
Index to Advertisers

NC Pork Report - Fall 2015