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MSU sets dates for youth livestock judging camps

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University’s new livestock judging team coach invites young people and coaches interested in sharpening their livestock judging skills to one of two camps.

Brett Crow, an instructor in MSU's Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, will conduct a three-day camp for young people ages 14 and up beginning at noon July 29 and ending at 4 p.m. July 31. The event will combine classroom lectures, live animal evaluations, oral reasoning and lab exercises. The non-refundable $200 fee includes meals and lodging. Space is limited to 30 participants, and applications with payment must be postmarked by June 26.

A one-day camp for children ages 9 to 13 and any interested adult or coach will be Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crow will teach basic evaluation and communication skills needed for success in livestock judging. The camp will focus on the format of oral reasons and note-taking methods used to develop those reasons. The non-refundable $25 fee includes lunch and snacks. Space is limited to 40 participants, and applications with payment must be postmarked by June 26.

For more information and application forms, contact Crow at (662) 325-5208 or visit http://www.ads.msstate.edu.

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Released: June 10, 2013
Writer: Keri Collins Lewis
Contact: Brett Crow, (662) 325-5208