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Third annual Master Showmanship Contest held July 19 at 4-H Fair

2019 Master Showmanship Competitors braved the heat at this year’s 4-H Fair. Cheyenne DePatis (from left) was named the Reserve Champion Master Showman and Jessica Carlson was named the Champion Master Showman.
2019 Master Showmanship Competitors braved the heat at this year’s 4-H Fair. Cheyenne DePatis (from left) was named the Reserve Champion Master Showman and Jessica Carlson was named the Champion Master Showman.

PRINCETON — The third annual Master Showmanship Contest was held July 19 at the Bureau County 4-H Fair.

The Master Showmanship Contest tests an individual’s skills and knowledge of showing beef, swine and sheep. Contestants were judged on their visual showmanship skills and were also asked questions about each of the species.

The Master Showmanship Contest is hosted by the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation and the U of I Extension.

Recognition was given to the top showman of each of the three species, and a Champion and Reserve Champion master showman of all three combined species was awarded the top honors. Jessica Carlson was named this year’s Bureau County master showman.

Along with the title, Carlson was awarded a $100 scholarship from the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation and had the opportunity to go on to represent Bureau County in the Illinois State Fair Master Showmanship Contest on Aug. 9.

The runner-up was Cheyenne DePatis. She received a $50 scholarship from the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation.

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