Special to The Hays Daily News

Jordan Moubry, Bunker Hill, was recently selected as a member of the livestock judging team at Connors State College in Warner, Okla.

Moubry is a 2013 graduate of Russell High School. She is the daughter of Lisa Moubry and Brian Hamel.

On campus, the sophomore is an active member of Aggie Club and Agriculture Ambassadors. She is pursuing an associate's degree of science in animal science. After receiving her associate's degree, Moubry plans to further her education at an undecided University.

Livestock judging team members evaluate breeding and market animals for beef cattle, sheep, goats, swine and horses, to determine their value relative to industry trends. After placing the class, the students will then defend their placing by presenting oral reasons to an official judge. The participation in livestock judging will enhance the student's critical thinking and decision making skills while also developing public speaking ability.

Connors State has a rich tradition in livestock judging by consistently being one of the top programs in the U.S. for the last 30 years.

CSC's livestock judging team travels throughout the state of Oklahoma and throughout the Midwest to practice and compete. It visits ranches, university farms and regional and national fairs and livestock shows.

Through the travels, team members will get to meet and work out with many of today's elite animal operations and meet some of the top producers in the nation.

In the coming weeks, the team will travel to the Flint Hills Classic in Kansas, Tulsa State Fair, the State Fair of Texas, the American Royal in Kansas City and the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. In the spring semester, the team will compete at the National Western in Denver, San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Fort Worth Rodeo and Livestock Show and at the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show. The coach is Blake Nelson. Assistant livestock judging team coach is Chase Reed.

She was also recently selected to serve as an Agriculture Ambassador for the Division of Agriculture at the college. The focus of the program is to encourage and promote the development of personal growth, principled leadership, and career preparation by representing the Division of Agriculture in recruitment, collegiate, and community events. Agriculture Ambassadors serve for one-semester and can be reappointed to serve in succeeding semesters.

Connors State College is a two-year agriculture college located in east-central Oklahoma.