MARYLAND DAIRY YOUTH WORKSHOP: SHOW LIKE A PRO 2016
Welcome to our Workshop! Our committee and event team consists of past champions, parents, project leaders, coaches, volunteers and professionals who will instruct and work with you to perfect the skills listed on our schedule. Registrations were posted 02.14.16 and the last date accepted will be May 25th. We accept correctly completed registrations in the order they are received. If you want a secured place in the workshop get them in early. Our hope is to include all who wish to attend, as long as we have adequate resources to continue the same high standards of the program.
The event is set up to simulate conditions at a real fair/show and the activities are interactive and individualized to your level. No matter if it is your first or last year to show you will leave with new knowledge and abilities. Other than completion of the registration paperwork you will need to know the following information:
Each youth participant is required to bring an animal and comply with the MDA Animal Health Requirements. Heath papers and interstate papers are required. Links to Maryland Animal Health Information and forms may be found in the application paperwork . The animal must be a heifer not in milk. Animals are not to be unloaded from trailers until inspected and approved for proper paperwork and health. Please consider this when timing your arrival-we will not begin registration until stated time. Our volunteers need the morning to complete preparations. Lunch prior to the beginning of the workshop will be available on-site Saturday for a small fee. If you are unable to bring an animal, or your animal becomes ill please contact the appropriate person on our contact list and we will try to accommodate you.
The animal may be bathed prior to arrival but DO NOT clip. All participants will be competing in age and skill specific divisions of the Showmanship show. Those wishing to compete in the Fit-Out Challenge must bring a clean, completely unclipped animal and be competent in basic clipping skills. For 2016 we have added additional Showmanship Classes and an Intermediate Skills Fit Out Division.
A list of supplies to bring are included on the website. A vendor will be available carrying supplies and products recommended by our staff. Please don’t rush out and buy numerous items until you know their preferences. The minimum needed to wash, feed and clip are all you need to bring if you don’t already have other products.
Be sure to provide a head count for meals. Donations will be accepted for the non-participant extra meals.
Minors under the age of 18 by June 11, 2016 must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage this to be the parent. However, if a parent is unable to attend a temporary guardian at least 21 years old may be appointed. Further information for this process is included in the child age 8-17 application.
The interactive sessions are fast moving and many prizes are awarded through out. The event culminates with a real show.
THE 7th ANNUAL SHOW LIKE A PRO DAIRY YOUTH WORKSHOP SHOW
The Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit Showmanship Contest
The Purina Dairy Fit-Out Challenge