Name: Madeline Huskamp, age 11

Parents: Scott & Erika Huskamp

School: Greenfield (Dade County)

4-H Sponsor: Donna Funk (Stockton Seekers)

How are you involved in agriculture? “I raise and show Boer goats. I do about seven shows each year. The full show season lasts from March to October but summer is the busiest time.”

How did you get involved with Boer goats? “My grandmother, Mary Sherwood in Dadeville, raises and shows Boer goats. She’s been doing that for about 15 years. In 2006 I showed one of her bucks at the Ozark Empire Fair and it won 1st Place. That got me started. I have about 10 goats now with one buck and two wethers. The wethers are usually sold at the sale barn but right now the two I have are going somewhere to be brush eaters. The hardest thing I have to do is decide which ones to keep and which ones have to go (to the sale barn.) I sell them at about 8 months old and around 80 pounds.”

How did you do this summer in shows? "I won Showmanship in the Junior Division at the Missouri State Fair, which was one of my goals. One of my does won Jr. Reserve Fullblood Grand Champion at the Ozark Empire Fair."

What do you want to do in the future? “I’d like to continue the family tradition of raising and showing goats; from my grandmother, to my parents to me. I’d like to keep raising goats even after I finish school.”

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