How to Practice Biosecurity when Showing Pigs

Biosecurity. If you are in the swine industry, this word should resonate with you. And, specifically with showing pigs, biosecurity becomes an even more sensitive topic as summer shows are heating up and young exhibitors are traveling across the country to national shows and jackpots in their own states and surrounding states.  With animal disease […]

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Sales Competition Teaches Real World Skills

Junior Nationals are a great time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. It’s also a time to showcase the cattle you’ve been working on all spring. And for some young people, it is an opportunity to refine and build new skills in the spirit of competition. For those who like the chance to practice their […]

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5 Tips for Public Speaking

Public speaking. Just the very words can make some tremble to their core. For many, speaking in front of their peers or a small group of strangers is a huge fear that may be very challenging to overcome. However, when used effectively, public speaking is a useful tool in public relations and a great way […]

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Educational Contests Help Youth #PreptoWin in Life

We say Junior Nationals, and you could come back with a variety of responses. “Best week of the year.” “Family vacation.” “Where I make new friends and reconnect with old friends each year.” “The show I want to win someday.” “The best show I’ve ever won.”   Whatever your response, we know that you work hard […]

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7 Interview Tips that Will Land you the Position

So, you’ve scored an interview for that internship or job you had your eye on…and now the NERVES set in. But don’t fret! An interview is your chance to show the employer who you truly are and how you can help positively impact the company. Shake the nerves and get prepared to score your dream […]

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3 Steps to Prepare to Attend a Livestock Sale

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as an auctioneer’s chant climbing as bids are coming in. When he pounds his gavel and says, “sold” one lucky buyer wins the bid and the next animal is already being auctioned. Auctions are fast-paced and for a novice attendee can be somewhat intimidating. However, if you prepare in advance, […]

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