Ten participants from across the state were chosen to participate in the first-ever Master Showman Competition at this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show.
In the end, Heidi Barkley, 19, Manns Choice, Pa., won the competition, becoming the first-ever winner of the award.
Competitors ranged in age from 12 to 19 and represented every market species shown at this year’s show.
For her win, Barkley will get a year’s use of a Wilson livestock trailer from EMM Trailer Sales and Service. She will also have her name engraved on a plaque that will be kept in the Small Arena at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. She represented the market lamb division.
The second-place winner, Kaitlin Bell, 17, Nottingham, Pa., received a $250 gift certificate to Weaver’s Leather Livestock Supply. She first showed in the market cattle division.
Alexa Miles, 15, McDonald, Pa., came in third place. She first showed in the market goat division.
FIRST MASTER CLASS: Competitors in the Master Showman competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show embrace Heidi Barkley, the first-ever winner of the competition.
Sponsors of the competition included the Friends of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Foundation and Green Mountain Energy.
1. Heidi Barkley of Manns Choice, market lamb
2. Kaitlin Bell of Nottingham, market cattle
3. Alexa Miles of McDonald, market goat
4. Madison Shaw of Harrisburg, Pa., rabbit division
5. Rylee Stockdale of Dayton, Pa., market cattle
6. Bailey Kasbee of Stoneboro, Pa., market hogs
7. Michael Caretti of Patton, Pa., market goats
8. Callie Taylor of Timblin, Pa., market lambs
9. Caleb Bell of Jonestown, Pa., rabbit division
10. Alex Stileler of Armstrong County, Pa., market hogs
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