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.
2019 Youth Ambassadors
Kaylee Tepe is from Hendricks county, and lives in Lizton, Indiana. She is a sophomore in high school and this is her 8th year in 4-h but she’s been involved in the industry since she was little. Kaylee and her family raise market wethers and market does. Kaylee show’s at state and national level. As an ambassador she wants to help the youth gain more knowledge about the industry and help them gain more knowledge about showmanship. She also wants to help promote the Boer Goat industry in a positive way.
Dylan Idlewine, 15, from Elwood IN. He has shown goats for 9 years. He enjoys to hunting, fishing, and working on the farm. He is active in 4-H and FFA. Dylan has done soils judging in FFA. He is also member of the Tipton High School fishing team. Dylan’s goal for this year is to meet new people and help promote the IBGC & Boer Goat industry.
Cullen Le Roy, 16 lives in Northwest Indiana (Lake County) and has been involved with Boer and Myotonic goats for five (5) years. Cullen enjoys creating and running food drives, collecting supplies for needy people, volunteering with his goats at nursing homes and schools as well as participating in various events for children with cancer and bell ringing for the Salvation Army. He is highly involved in 4-H and currently serves as the reporter for his club as well as for the Lake County 4-H Junior leaders. He participates in projects including goats, chickens, horses and vet science. He has participated in shows throughout the Midwest as well as in activities such as the Sales Talk, Public Speaking and Skill-a-thon contests. As an Ambassador, Cullen looks forward to becoming a mentor, assisting with fundraising and community service. He is excited to increase youth memberships as well as work with the others to ensure new members feel welcome and have information that they need to enjoy Boer Goats as much as he does. In the future, beyond High School he would like to become an independent graphic designer for the Horse and Livestock industry and judge goats and poultry.
Secretary / Events Coordinator
V.P / Treasure
Clayton Kelley, 17, from Salem, Indiana has been raising and showing Boer Goats for 13 years with his family. Clayton also shows cattle, swine, and sheep at his county fair and state fair. Clayton is involved in FFA and 4-H. Through 4-H he participates in sheep club, goat club, junior leaders and is a 9-year member of the Victory Farmers 4-H club. He has been showing on the IBGC Series for 10 years. He hopes to improve his leadership roles and make kids more confidante in their showmanship and fitting skills. Clayton plans to attend Western Kentucky University after graduating and pursue a degree in Ranch Management. Clayton also plans to get his auctioneering license in the near future.
Jeremiah Geise, 16, from Rush County has been involved with the Boer Goat industry for 4 years. He attends Rushville Consolidated High School. He currently raises 60 head of commercial and registered Boer Goats. He is a member of the Posey Pride 4-H Club for 8 years, showing sheep and goats at the Rush County 4-H show. Through the Rushville FFA Chapter he has done Career Development Events such as, Livestock Judging, Parliamentary Procedure, Soils Judging, Crops Judging, and Animal Science Skill-a-thon. He currently serves as the Rushville FFA Chapter Vice President, 4-H Jr. Leaders Leadership Team Member, and Posey Pride 4-H Club’s Treasurer. He is excited to use this opportunity as an IBGC Youth Ambassador to help promote the Boer Goat industry and encourage others to join the industry.
Caitlin Walls, 17, from Hardinsburg, IN has been raising and shows Boer Goats for 4 years. She attends Orleans Community High School, where she is active FFA member. Her favorite FFA activity is being a part of the livestock judging team. This is Caitlin’s second year showing Boer Goats in the IBGC Series and serving as a Youth Ambassador. Though the IBGC I hope to improve my leadership skills and meet more individuals across the state involved in the Boer Goat industry and showing livestock. Caitlin hopes to be able to help promote the IBGC in a positive way and help others learn more about showing and getting involve in the Boer Goat industry.
Megan Nowling, 19,from Plainville, Indiana and is currently attending Purdue University double majoring in agriculture education and animal sciences with a concentration in production. She hopes to get her masters degree in reproduction and nutrition. At Purdue university she has become very involved participating in the goat club on campus. Megan has been involved in the Boer goat industry for 10 years now and currently raises around 70 head of registered and commercial Boer and dairy goats. She hopes that as her time as an ambassador that she can help the youth of this organization learn more about this industry, and improve their knowledge so they can become better showmen
Delani Bateman, 15, is a Sophomore at Loogootee Jr/Sr High School. She lives in Daviess County, where she has been raising Boer goats for 7 years. She is the treasurer of her FFA chapter and Vice President of Martin County Junior Leaders. She participates in livestock judging, FFA District competitions, Beta club, student council, Spanish club, and community service. Delani is looking forward to sharing my knowledge with the younger generation and helping the Boer Goat industry.
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.
Up to eight youth – one per region plus 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/Treasurer – Shall assist the president and fill in, in the absence of the President. Shall work with the executive committee Treasurer to keep an accurate record of the Youth account.
- Secretary / Events Coordinator - Shall give notice of meeting to all Ambassadors and keep accurate minutes of all meetings. Events Coordinator is responsible for keeping accurate and updated information on all events and fundraisers done within the youth ambassador program
- January 1st to December 31st
- Age 14-21 as of January 1st, 2019
- 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 August 31st. Questions regarding the program or application process should be directed to the Youth and Education Coordinator.