On Friday, Aug. 11, 60 FFA and 4-H members participated in the 2016 Youth Swine Judging Contest at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Winners were announced in both the Junior and Senior Division on an individual basis and as a team. The contest, sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association, consisted of four swine judging classes and two sets of 10 questions.
In the Senior Division, top team honors went to the Vernon County #2 Team. Team members included Paxton Dahmer, Trey Porter, Katelyn Robinson and Tanner Ellison.
In the Junior Division, top team honors went to the Vernon County #1 Team-members included Brayden Gast, Mason Forkner, Olivia Walrod and Stetson Wiss. In third place was the Vernon County #2 Team of Mallorie Yokley, Annie Robinson and Rhett Forkner. Brayden Gast was the top individual in the Junior Division.
The top three teams and the highest individual in each division received a cash award, while the first place individual and each first place team member in each division received a plaque.