Town & Country Supply Association is partnering with Project Rockin’ Wranglers 4-H and Purina to host the first-ever Black Diamond Clinic and Jackpot at the MetraPark SuperBarn May 7-9.
“I grew up showing animals in 4-H, and I know how important this experience is for young people,” said Tara Welborn, Town & Country Farm & Ranch Store manager and Black Diamond event organizer. “It’s an exciting event for our local youth, but we also expect to see participation from across the nation.”
Jamie “Tillie” Goddard, the Montana cattle sales specialist for Purina, has arranged for Purina clinicians to lead the event. These ambassadors will coach youth during a two-day fitting clinic and then judge the Jackpot. Event ambassadors are:
“This event gives young people a chance to learn techniques from these nationally-known clinicians so they can take their projects to the next level,” said Goddard. “It will help these kids not only build confidence in their livestock showing skills, but also in their day-to-day lives.”
“All of us at Town & Country Supply are honored to partner with Rockin’ Wranglers 4-H and Purina to support this event,” said Jennifer Reinhardt, Town & Country Farm & Ranch division manager. “We are committed to helping our communities grow and thrive, and this event will help the next generation do just that.”
Participation is open to all 4-H and FFA youth, and the public is welcome to view the events. Fitting clinic participants can enter a cattle, hog, goat, or lamb project for $75. The Jackpot show includes entries for market cattle, lambs, hogs, goats, breeding heifers, ewes, gilts, and does for $25 each and $15 for showmanship. Registrations are due April 24. Contact Tara Welborn at 406.633.5754 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Town & Country’s Jennifer Reinhardt and Tara Welborn discuss the Black Diamond events with Josh Rath and Colter Brown of Northern on KGHL.
Town & Country Supply Association is a member-owned agronomy, energy, and retail co-operative based in southeastern Montana. With roots dating back to 1930, Town & Country was incorporated in 1997, with the merging of the Laurel Co-op Association and the Co-op Service Center in Billings. Town & Country continued to grow with the addition of the Farmers Union Association of Big Horn County in 2009.
T&C helps farmers and ranchers manage input costs, maximize production, and achieve higher profitability. T&C is committed to providing patrons and customers with high-quality products, superior in-field services, and access to the latest agricultural technology. T&C encompasses four divisions – Agronomy, Energy, Farm & Ranch, Supply, and C-Stores. Its trade region covers southeastern and southcentral Montana, as well as northern Wyoming.