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Apply to be a Youth Livestock Superintendent!

Would you like to be a leader in your livestock project area? We are calling all youth in grades 8+ in livestock projects to consider applying to become a youth livestock superintendent.

What do youth livestock superintendents do?
The goal of the youth livestock superintendents is to allow the youth to take a leadership position with Mower County 4-H livestock.  Through this position the youth will expand upon their leadership skills, work together as a team and be role models in practicing safe and humane animal agriculture.


  • Promote animal agriculture in a positive manner.
  • Be kind and respectful to fellow 4-Hers and fair goers, set a good example for others.
  • Help support local 4-H livestock projects.


  • Help adult livestock superintendents when asked.
  • Help keep barns looking clean and presentable during fair.
  • Put stall cards in place, before animals arrive.
  • Help with creating barn maps for the herdsmanship judges.
  • Guide new project members. 
  • Attend Livestock PDC meetings throughout the year (5 meetings a year roughly).

How do I become a youth livestock superintendent?

Fill out the Youth Livestock Superintendent application and return it to the Mower County Extension Office no later than May 5. Applications may be found on the Mower County Extension website.