The Indiana Boer Goat Classic Youth Ambassadors are composed of youth members, ages 14-21, who are the face of our organization during each show season.
2017 Youth Ambassadors
Star City, IN
Macy Bischoff, 21, is from Star City, IN and has been involved in the Boer Goat Industry for 6 years. Macy is a Junior, Sports Management major with a business/social media concentration at Manchester University. Macy is co-owner of Mill Creek Boer Goats. She is excited for this opportunity to give back to the youth and to help promote the Boer Goat Industry.
Kassie Dickey, 17 is from Culver, IN and has been involved in the Boer Goat Industry for 8 years. Kassie is very excited to give back to the youth of Indiana and encourage them to become more involved in the livestock industry. She has an immense passion for the livestock industry and aspires to attend Oklahoma State University and study Agriculture Law. Kassie is hopeful that the leadership experience she will gain as an Indiana Boer Goat Classic youth ambassador member will help prepare her for her future. Kassie is an active 4-H member, where she assists her local 4-H group with workshops and seminars. She also has served as her FFA Chapter Reporter for the past three years. Kassie participates in State and National convention, as well as multiple SAE Programs within the FFA organization.
Maddie Root, 18 is a senior at Bloomington High School North. She was raised on her families twenty-two acre farm in rural Bloomington, Indiana, where she owns and operates a select herd of registered Fullblood and Percentage Boer Goats. Maddie is a ten year member of the Monroe County Goat Club, and a two year member of the Sheep Club. Her leadership within the within the club is very extensive. She has held an office for six of her ten years . She has been her club's Secretary, Vice President and is currently serving as her club's President. She helps coordinate clinics, as well as gives demonstrations to her fellow club members to help broaden their knowledge of Boer Goats. Maddie is also a member of the Hoosier Hills FFA Chapter, she participates in multiple judging competitions, State and National Convention, several community service projects, as well as SAE programs. Maddie has a strong passion for helping others and promoting the Boer Goat industry. Serving as a Youth Ambassador this year, she looks forward to traveling Indiana with her teammates, and teaching others about such an amazing industry. All while meeting new people and making lifelong memories. In the fall of 2017, she plans on attending Ivy Tech and working towards obtaining a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. While still continuing to to market and show Boer Goats.
Cheyenne Whaley, 21 is from Solsberry, IN and has been involved in the Boer Goat Industry for 10 years. In school, she was active in FFA and 4-H where she held several leadership roles. When Cheyenne is not working as a Veterinary Assistant or working towards a business degree, she volunteers her time helping educate the younger generation. Cheyenne is excited for this great opportunity to help others learn about the industry she has a passion for!
IBGC Youth Ambassador Program
The Indiana Boer Goat Classic is proud to promote our youth program designed to get youth excited and involved in our show circuit and the Boer goat industry. The Indiana Boer Goat Classic Youth Ambassadors will be the face of the organization throughout the year and will have the opportunity to plan and organize activities for fellow youth in the industry, bring awareness and education across the state to all youth, enhance individual leadership, communication and teamwork skills and engage in educational opportunities to further their experience in the industry.
Youth Ambassadors will be selected to serve based on their applications and members must complete the application process each year. Members chosen to represent the IBGC as Youth Ambassadors are expected to maintain a positive attitude, sportsmanship-like conduct and professional demeanor at all Boer goat industry events at the local, state and National level.
Six youth – one per region and two at-large – will be selected. If no qualified applicant applies within a region, the executive committee reserves the right to select an additional at-large representative. IBGC Youth members residing outside of Indiana may apply for an at-large position.
Regions are defined as follows:
- Northwest – Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Marshall, Pulaski, Fulton, Benton, White, Cass, Carroll, Warren, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Hendricks, Boone, Clinton, Montgomery, Tippecanoe
- Southwest – Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Gibson, Dubois, Crawford, Knox, Pike, Daviess, Martin, Orange, Greene, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Morgan, Sullivan, Monroe, Lawrence
- Northeast – Elkhart, Lagrange, Steuben, Kosciusko, Noble, Dekalb, Allen, Whitley, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Grant, Blackford, Tipton, Hamilton, Howard, Jay, Madison, Deleware, Randolph
- Southeast – Harrison, Floyd, Washington, Clark, Scott, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Johnson, Shelby, Rush, Wayne, Fayette, Union, Marion, Hancock, Henry
The Youth Ambassador Program includes officer positions to allow for accountability and leadership opportunities. The officer team will consist of: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
- President – Shall be the presiding officer of the Youth Ambassadors during meetings and official business of the group.
- Vice President – Shall assist the president and fill in, in the absence of the President.
- Treasurer – Shall work with the executive committee Treasurer to keep an accurate record of the Youth account.
- Secretary – Shall give notice of meetings to all Ambassadors and keep accurate minutes of all meetings.
- January 1st to December 31st
- Age 14-21 as of January 1st, 2017
- Complete the Indiana Boer Goat Classic Youth Ambassador Application
- Display enthusiasm for the Indiana Boer Goat industry
- Comfortable with public speaking or eagerness to further develop speaking skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead and impact other youth
- Willingness to have personal growth and work as a team
Selection of IBGC Youth Ambassadors
Selection of Indiana Boer Goat Classic Youth Ambassadors will be based on the Application Rating Rubric that is completed by 5 impartial judges. The youth director will be responsible for compiling applications, summarizations and announcing youth selected to serve.
How to Apply
Interested IBGC Youth Members should complete the Youth Ambassador Application and return to the IBGC Youth and Education Coordinator on or before December 1st. Questions regarding the program or application process should be directed to the Youth and Education Coordinator.