2023 Youth Ambassadors
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.
Sara Brown is 21 and from Orange County, Indiana. She has been raising and showing goats for ten years. Her interests other than showing goats include riding horses and helping out around the farm. Sara’s goal as an ambassador again this year is to help the younger kids break out of their shells and to continue pushing herself out of her comfort zone and growing her leadership skills.
Kennedy Engelau is from Seymour, Indiana, and has been involved in the boer goat industry for about 13 years. She started raising goats in 4H and just began showing on the open circuit recently. Kennedy was a 10-year 4-H member and this year joined as a leader in the 4-H goat club in her county. She hopes that she can inspire the next generation of showmen, and enjoys photography and taking livestock photos.
Jacob Wickard lives on a fourth-generation farm in Hancock county where they own and tend a herd of Boer Goats and Angus Cattle. He is also involved in many extracurricular activities including 4-H, FFA, and football at Eastern Hancock High School. Jacob also serves as the Treasurer of the Indiana Junior Angus Association. He shows Boer Goats and Angus Cattle competitively at the county, state, and national levels and looks forward to his year of service with his fellow IBGC Ambassadors.
Lizzie Hefner is so excited to be serving the IBGC as a Youth Ambassador this year! She lives in Lebanon, Indiana, and is so proud to attend Lebanon Senior High School as a Freshman. This will be her second year as an ambassador and she has been showing since 2019. Lizzie is an active member in Lebanon’s FFA Chapter and loves participating in competitive events, especially LDE’s. She is very proud to be able to serve the people of this industry and is excited to get to work!
Maelea Miller is a freshman at West Washington Junior High School. She lives on her family’s farm in Campbellsburg where she enjoys raising and caring for their registered boer goats. Maelea has been showing boer goats for five years in 4-H and two years in IBGC. She is excited to be an IBGC Ambassador because she enjoys showing, learning, teaching, and helping others with animals . Maelea is also active in West Washington FFA, softball, and cheer, and aspires to become a Veterinary Technician one day.
Addie Horn has been a member of the IBGC for five years. She lives in Rush County on her family farm. In addition to Boer goats, they also have a small herd of Dorset sheep and Shorthorn cattle. Addie is often found with her animals in the barn and especially enjoys kidding season. She has exhibited goats since she was five years old and enjoys showing her goats at the local, state, and national level. She also enjoys spending time with her “show friends” on show weekends. Addie attends Benjamin Rush Middle School and is active in several 4-H clubs and projects as well as FFA. She is looking forward to serving as an Ambassador and hopes to help others find success and enjoy goats as much as she does.
Hadlee Hensley is from Campbellsburg, Indiana. She traveled and competed in the IBGC circuit last year and looks forward to it again this year. Hadlee is also excited to be a youth ambassador this year to get more involved. Her hobbies include showing goats and cheerleading. She has also grown a love for photography this past year. When not showing goats or working with them she loves to go camping with her family.
Blake Idlewine is 14 years old and has been showing livestock for seven years. He lives in Tipton, Indiana and his interests include working around the farm, showing livestock, and landscaping. Blake’s goals this year are to help kids and learn something new.