Chatham County 4-H Finish Strong in Virtual Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit

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4-H clover logoChatham County, NC –  The annual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit, sponsored by Carolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit, provides youth ages 5 to 19 an opportunity to compete against other youth from across the region. This year, because of COVID-19, our circuit became virtual with youth participants from the following counties: Randolph, Guilford, Stanly, Montgomery, Cumberland, Richmond, Lee, Chatham, Union, Anson, Moore, Rockingham, Person, Cabarrus, Franklin, Hoke, and Robeson. Points are accumulated at each show, and placings are determined by total points received.

The Showmanship classes are designed to gauge the 4-H participant’s knowledge and skill with the animal. By participating in the 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit, youth learn leadership skills, record keeping, communication, and responsibility, while increasing their self-esteem.

Chatham had no Cloverbuds to contend this year. The Cloverbud division is a non-competitive division with the sole purpose of allowing the youngest 4-H participant’s to gain beneficial experience.

In this year’s circuit, Chatham County had six 4-H participants:

  • Elise Overton, Intermediate, Goat
  • Addison Daniels, Junior, Goat
  • Heidi Spainhour, Junior, Cattle
  • Hunter Batchelor, Senior, Cattle
  • Faith Mallard, Senior, Cattle
  • Lindsay Seitz, Senior, Cattle

Two of the Chatham County 4-H participant’s received awards on October 29 at the virtual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit Awards Banquet. Lindsay Seitz, Grand Champion, Senior, Cattle, and Heidi Spainhour, Third, Junior, Cattle.

Congratulations to these showmen for a job well done!