Junior Exhibitors Pick up Honors in Dairy Showmanship Contest

Harrisburg – Junior exhibitors went head to head in the Junior Dairy Showmanship Contest on Friday, Jan. 11 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.

The showmen were split into four classes by their age. Class one ranged from age 18-20, class two ranged from 16-17, class three ranged from 13-15, and class four ranged from 9-12 years of age.

The top three contestants received a plaque. Katie Shultz of York County was took class one honors. Cody Eller of Bedford County won class two. Madelin Sweatlock of Lebanon County took honors in class three. Ravyn Bashore of Lebanon County won class four.

Class one winners:
1st – Katie Shultz, York Co.
2nd – Michala Kuhlam, Bradford Co.
3rd – Lauren Nell, Adams Co.
4th – Deidra Bollinger, Lancaster Co.
5th – Jared Wetzel, Lancaster Co.
6th – Sherry Moore, Lebanon Co.

Class two winners:
1st – Cody Eller, Bedford Co.
2nd – Emily Heilinger, Lebanon Co.
3rd – Bradley Moyer, Lebanon Co.

Class three winners:
1st – Madelin Sweatlock, Lebanon Co.
2nd – Miranda Black, Somerset Co.
3rd – Macy Walason, Bedford Co.
4th – Jacalyn Bortner, York Co.
5th – Mikayla Davis, Berks Co.
6th – Hannah Whitmon, Lebanon Co.
7th – Abigail Doak, Snyder Co.
8th – Morgan Kunkel, Berks Co.

Class four winners:
1st – Ravyn Bashore, Lebanon Co.
2nd – Stephanie Younker, Berks Co.
3rd – William Cree, Greene Co.
4th – Hallie Kunkel, Berks Co.
5th – Madison Davis, Fayette Co.
6th – Mason Davis, Fayette Co.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 5-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.