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August 31, 2021

Shout Out: Lexie Hayes and Those Who Helped with the 2021 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes

Submitted by Gregg Hadley

This shout out goes to Lexie Hayes, Animal Science Youth Livestock Coordinator, who led the 2021 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes hosted by the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry on August 21-22 in Weber Hall. While this undertaking is a large team effort, this event would not happen without Lexie’s leadership. Approximately 350 4-H members from 65 counties participated in the state livestock judging contest, meat judging contest, livestock skillathon, and livestock quiz bowl.

Many Department of Animal Sciences and Industry faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students volunteered their time and expertise. Sarah Sullivan, Shane Potter and Wade Weber also represented the state 4-H office while assisting with the event. Two groups in particular are essential to this event: Chris Mullinix and the K-State Livestock Judging Team members and graduate assistants, as well as Dr. Travis O'Quinn, the K-State Meats Judging Team members, and graduate students put a significant amount of time and effort into developing high quality contests for the 4-H members.

A special thanks also goes to Tim Carson for his hard work and expertise in scoring and tabulating all of the contests. Other faculty members who were vital to the success of this event were Dr. Mike Brouk, Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Dr. Karol Fike, Dr. David Grieger, Dr. Dave Nichols, Dr. Scott Schaake, Dr. AJ Tarpoff, Dr. Mike Tokach and Dr. Bob Weaber. Staff members Angie Denton, Janeen Dieball, John Wolf, and Lois Schreiner, as well as graduate students Larissa Becker, Elizabeth Donaldson, Tamra Kott, Albert Nortje, Rafe Royall, AJ Warner, Madie Wensley and Bo Williams. Undergraduate students Taylor Dieball, Grace Fike, Lauren Gatz, Jessica Jensen and the K-State Collegiate Cattlewomen provided great assistance to help all of the contests run smoothly. Interns Cassidy Cage and Aubrey Hamilton were instrumental in preparing materials for several contests, as well as working to make sure each part of the event was a great experience for all of the youth involved. Missy Carson, Toni Day and Mary Kane also contributed their time as volunteers.


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