Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Fall 2018


Agricultural Education and Studies

First Major Professor

Scott Smalley


Master of Agriculture (MAg)


Agricultural Education


The purpose of this creative component is to design a tool for 4-H and FFA livestock judging coaches to use to strengthen their team and teach their students. Livestock judging team participation helps students grow in skills including, but not limited to, communication, confidence, animal evaluation, decision-making, competitiveness, self-motivation, organization, self-discipline, and the ability to accept criticism. A manual was put together as visual material coaches could reference and reuse as they choose. Materials were gathered from 20 years of 4-H, FFA and collegiate livestock judging experiences, as well as coaching and studying other successful coaches techniques to training their teams. The material was organized into a manual with sections relating to each part of the contest including parts to the contest, mindset and motivation, classes, performance data, reasons and test. While geared toward Iowa 4-H and FFA livestock judging coaches, with the exception of the test and a general list of available contests in the state, the rest of the information is applicable to any 4-H and FFA livestock judging team in the USA.

Copyright Owner

Ashley Wiebe

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.

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