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