Youth Programs

Ohio Youth Premier Program

The Ohio Youth Premier Program was developed in an effort to recognize outstanding Ohio youth in the dairy goat industry. Emphasis is placed on participation and skill in this competition. The competition is open to Ohio youth only. More information on scoring and requirements can be found here.

Application can be found here.


2007 Youth Premier Program Winners

Age 11-12
1st Place – Phillip Bigler

Age 13-14
1st Place – Ashley Siferd

Age 15-16
1st Place – Aaron McPherson

Age 17-15
1st Place – Christy Lucas

Overall winner – Christy Lucas


2008 Youth Premier Program Winners

Age 13-14
1st Place – Phillip Bigler

Age 15-16
1st Place – Ashley Siferd

Age 17-18
1st Place – Christy Lucas

Overall winner – Christy Lucas


2009 Youth Premier Program Winners

Age 8-10
1st Place – KoltonBaer

Age 13-14
1st Place – Auston Hale

Age 15-16
1st Place – Ashley Siferd

Overall winner – Ashley Siferd


2010 Youth Premier Program Winners

Age 8-10
1st Place – Drew Buroker

Age 13-14
1st Place – McKinley Roll

Age 17-18
1st Place – Grant Harris

Overall winner – Drew Buroker


2011 Youth Premier Program Winners

Age 8-10
1st Place – Heather Cade

Ages 11-12

1st Place – Drew Buroker

2nd Place – Samatha Starcher

3rd Place – Cassidy Buell

Age 15-16
1st Place – McKinley Roll

Age 17-18
1st Place – Ashley Siferd

Overall winner – McKinley Roll


2012 Youth Premier Program Winners

Age 8-10 – Heather Cade

Age 11-12 – Drew Buroker

Age 13-14 – Samatha Starcher

Age 15-16 – McKinley Roll

Overall winner – Heather Cade


2013 Youth Premier Program Winners

Age 8-10 – Heather Cade

Age 15-16 – Shi’Anne Whitman

Age 17-18 – McKinley Roll

Overall winner – Heather Cade


2014 Youth Premier Program Winners

Abby Rossiter, Alenxandrea Stewart, Heather Cade, Katlyn Tindall

Age 11-12 – 1st place – Heather Cade – Delaware Co.

2nd Place – Katlyn Tindall – Guernsey Co.

Age 13-14 – Alexandrea Stewart – Ross Co.

Age 15-16 – Abby Rossiter – Wayne Co.

Age 17-18 – Jonathan Roe – Guernsey Co.

Overall winner – Heather Cade


2015 Youth Ambassadors

Sr Rep. – Maria Burger – Columbus State Vet Science Student,

Jr Rep Alexandrea Stewart – Ross Co.


2016 Premier Youth Awards

Left to right:
Arika Zieter 11-12 yr old Goat & Udder things 4 h club (Independent ODGA member)
Heather Cade 13-14 yr old Critter Run 4h Club
Alexandrea Stewart 15-16 yr old Born in Barn 4 h club (MODGA)
Hunter Dyer 8-10 yr olds Highland Achievers 4h club
BreAnn Mc Farland 17-18 yrs old Salesville Stitch and Stock 4h Club (ECODGA)

2016 Youth Ambassadors

Jonathan Roe-Warner and BeAnn McFarland 
They are Jr Members of ECODGA, Salesville Stitch and Stock 4-H Club.


2017 Premier Youth Awards

Age 8-10 First place Derrick Frakes Second Place Derek Zeiter
Age 11-12 First place Arika Zeiter
Age 13-14 Katelynn Tindall
Age 15-16 Seth Blake. Seth Blake and Katelynn Tindall tied in their scores so the were both awarded as ODGA Premier Youth Award for 2017

2017 Youth Ambassadors

Ohio Dairy Goat Association 2017 Senior Ambassador Seth Blake. Seth is from Newark Ohio and is a member of Mid-Ohio Dairy Goat Association, he is also a member of Goats “R” Us 4h club,and Utica FFA chapter. Seth has shown goats for 6 years.
Ohio Dairy Goat Association 2017 Junior Ambassador is Katelynn Tindall. Katelynn is from Salesville Ohio and is a member of East Central Ohio Dairy Goat Association, she is also a member of Salesville Stitch and Stock 4h club and Buckeye Trail FFA Chapter. Katelynn has shown goats 6 years.