Baker attends Iowa Show Lamb Camp
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[June 19, 2007]
COLFAX, Iowa (AP)
-- Cole Baker, son of Randy and Dara Baker of Emden, Ill., recently
attended the ninth annual Iowa Show Lamb Camp at the Jasper County
Fairgrounds in Colfax. Cole was among a group of 31 young sheep
enthusiasts who attended the June 6-8 event, designed to provide 4-H
and FFA members involved in the sheep project area an opportunity to
expand their knowledge and gain valuable experience. This year, camp
participants represented five Midwest states: Illinois, Iowa,
Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska.
Cole Baker, Iowa
Show Lamb Camp participant
The camp, established in 1999, was created to provide young
people interested in raising and showing sheep the opportunity
to learn more about selection, management, nutrition, grooming
and fitting, and showing their project animals. Camp
participants attended workshops addressing basic animal
husbandry as well as sheep specific topics and gained hands-on
experience with show preparations and showmanship.
Since its first year, the Iowa Show Lamb Camp has educated
over 250 young people.
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However, the camp would not be possible without the support of
many agribusinesses and organizations. This year's primary camp
sponsors were ADM Corn Processing, the American Red Cross, Blain's
Farm and Fleet of Muscatine, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Farm Credit
Services of Newton, Flying Cow T-Shirt Company, Hawkeye Woodshavings,
HyVee Food Stores of Newton, Iowa Club Lamb Association, Iowa Lamb
Corporation, Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board, Iowa Sheep
Industry Association, Kent Feeds Inc., Land O'Lakes Purina, Orscheln
Farm & Home, Morton's Complete Sheep Grooming Needs, Premier 1
Supplies, and Sullivan Supply Inc.
Throughout the summer, camp participants will continue to apply
information and skills learned at camp as they exhibit their sheep
projects at open shows and county or state fairs.
Congratulations to Cole for taking the time and initiative to
develop the skills needed to be competitive in the show arena. Best
of luck throughout the summer!
Iowa Show Lamb Camp news release received from Dara Baker]