Summer Opportunities Available for Livestock Enthusiasts

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Time flies when you’re having fun! And it seems like summer will be here before you know it. For many young people that means a break from school, some time at the pool or lake or earning extra money with summer jobs. For livestock kids, add in junior nationals, county fairs, leadership camps and anything else they can do to make them or their animals more successful.

Because we know it is important for young livestock enthusiasts to #preptowin in the ring and in life, we’ve compiled a list of summer opportunities. Please note, many of these camps do have early registration deadlines. If you know of other opportunities that should be added to this list, let us know!

Livestock Judging Camps

Blinn Livestock Judging Camp
Experienced (14+) June 20-22
Novice (8-13) June 24-26
Brice Mund: 979-224-4423
https://www.blinn.edu/livestock-judging-camp/

Colorado State University Livestock Judging Camp
May 26-28
Registration Deadline: May 12, 2021
Kyndall Reitzenstein: 970-324-3553

The Elite Judging Camp
May 31-June 3
Henry County Fairgrounds, IL
More Info

Iowa State University Livestock Judging Camp
June 7-9
Chris Cassady: ccassaday@iastate.edu

Kansas State University Livestock Judging Camp
Camp A – June 4-6 (Friday-Sunday)
Camp B – June 7-9 (Monday-Wednesday) 
Camp C – June 14-16 (Monday-Wednesday)
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2021
Chris Mullinix: 785-532-1917
https://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs/judging-camps.html

Oklahoma State University Livestock Judging Camp
June 7-9
June 10-12
Registration limited to 70 per session due to COVID
Rusty Gosz: 405-714-2032
https://extension.okstate.edu/programs/youth-livestock/site-files/docs/ljc_2021_packet_fillable.pdf

Redlands Community College Livestock Judging Camp
June 1-3
Register Deadline: May 20th
Spencer Scotten: 417-684-4743
https://www.redlandscc.edu/camp

South Dakota State University Livestock Judging Camp
Camp 1: June 9-11
Camp 2: June 13-15
Brady Jensen: 605-688-5461  

Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Camp
June 14-16
June 18-20
Caleb Boardman: 307-250-2298
https://animalscience.tamu.edu/workshops/livestock-judging-camp/

Show Camps

McPeak’s Be a Champ Show Cattle and Lamb Camp
http://beachamp.com/

Next Level Goal, Lamb and Swine Camps
May through September
https://www.nextlevellivestockcamps.com/

Leadership Conferences

Angus LEAD Conference
July 29-August 1st
https://www.angusonline.org/Njaa/LeadEntryForm.aspx

Faces of Leadership Conference
July 28-31st
https://hereford.org/youth/faces-of-leadership/

NYLC – Maine/Chi Leadership Conference
https://maine-anjou.org/junior/index.php
Lindsey Broek: 816-431-9950

Summit Leadership Conference
July 29-August 1st
https://www.facebook.com/IGSyouthsummit/

Summer schedules can fill up fast, but with opportunities to attend a livestock camp, you are not only making the choice to improve your decision-making skills and livestock knowledge, you are also adding to your industry network of friends and colleagues! Make the most of your summer and take advantage of every opportunity that you can.

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