About the Youth Ambassador Positions
Would you like to spread the word about dairy goats? If so, consider applying to be the 2020 Iowa Dairy Goat Association Youth Ambassador.
An Iowa Dairy Goat Association Youth Ambassador is the chief youth promoter of dairy goats in Iowa. Furthermore, they are the public image of the Iowa Dairy Goat Association. This is a year-long position, beginning January 1st through December 31st. Their duties are to promote the value of dairy goats, goat keeping, and the uses of goat milk.
The youth ambassador position is open to 4-H and FFA members who are Iowa residents and members of IDGA. The youth does not need to have their own membership, but must be part of a family who are members. For youth who are 10th grade in school through 20 years old a Senior Youth Ambassador position is available. A Junior Youth Ambassador position is available for youth who are in 6th grade through 9th grade.
By applying for a Youth Ambassador position you are agreeing to attend as many IDGA events throughout the year as possible. Specifically, youth ambassadors are expected to attend Animal Learning Day at ISU, the IDGA sponsored showing and fitting clinic and the Iowa State Fair. While it is encouraged, youth do not have to show animals at the Iowa State Fair. The Ambassador will also submit an article for each IDGA newsletter, generally four per year. While attending events you may be expected to address the group of people attending. Interacting with people of all ages is assumed due to the variety of events listed.
Any questions can be emailed to Jamy Randol at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendy Peffers at email@example.com.
2019 Youth Ambassador Selections
The wait is over! It is with great pleasure that the youth selection committee would like to announce Megan Reasoner and Taryn Peffers as the 2019 Senior and Junior Iowa Dairy Goat Association Youth Ambassadors respectively. It was a very difficult decision based on the applications received. All the applicants were well qualified for the ambassador positions. These two ladies outshined the other applicants just a little more. Megan for her vast years of previous dairy goat experience and Taryn for her enthusiasm brought to the dairy goat show ring. As you see these ladies at the various 2019 IDGA events please congratulate and encourage them as they represent the IDGA to the best of their abilities.
Wendy Peffers, Youth Committee Coordinator