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Choat is top ‘elite showman’

Fina Choat
Fina Choat

Boone County 4-Her Fina Choat was named first place overall in the Nebraska Elite Showman competition at the Nebraska State Fair.

Choat won the contest’s Sheep Showmanship Division, and also won the written test division to claim first place.

Elite Showmen competitors must be between 14-18 years of age and enrolled in 4-H or FFA. Counties are able to select only one 4-H or FFA member to represent them to compete at the State Fair. Agricultural business and organizations generously contribute to the contest in order for the winners to receive monetary prizes along with their statewide recognition. A total of 37 Nebraska counties were represented in this year’s competition.