When I look back over the last 24 years (almost 25 but let's not think about that 😩) judging is by far the best thing that happened to me.
When I joined the MSU livestock judging team my coach said he saw some raw talent but even to this day I'm sure there were times he had his doubts. Yet, he invested hours and hours into teaching me the trade and I became addicted.
The addiction quickly transferred over to Wool Judging. I found comfort and confidence in the Wool Lab and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. .
As soon as I gave my last set of collegiate reasons in both Livestock and Wool I knew that I wasn't ready to be done. I was able to assist the MSU Wwool Judging teamfor two years after that. And still to this day I judge county fairs around the state of Montana.
What I love about this photo is livestock judging is an activity that I can share with my father who also was a collegiate livestock judger. We are able to judge together and there is nothing better in life and having a passion that you can do with the man who is your biggest role model.
Plus I should add that I met the best people judging. Still to this day I consider my team some of my best friends and several of them have become customers which is an incredible honor.