In the goat show ring, it doesn’t matter that the teen has only peripheral vision and can see only a short distance.
For that 30 minutes, Luke McClain, 13, is confident about his skills. He has practiced for months on how to lead his goat, Brownie, in the 4-H Goat Show at the Johnson County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. He knows how to fluff up the animal’s hair to make it look big and lean and to make sure the legs are placed properly so the judge could see Luke’s months-long project at his best.
For Luke, being a part of the county’s 4-H program has been a chance for him to participate and compete with his peers.