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Youth Ambassadors

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The Indiana Boer Goat Association (IBGA) 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 Association 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.


Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors will be selected to serve based on their applications and members must complete the application process each year. Members chosen to represent the IBGA as Youth Ambassadors are expected to maintain a positive attitude, sportsmanship-like conduct and professional demeanor at all Boer goat industry events at the local, state and National level.

Up to eight youth – one per region plus at-large – will be selected. If no qualified applicant applies within a region, the executive committee reserves the right to select an additional at-large representative. IBGA Youth members residing outside of Indiana may apply for an at-large position.


Regions are defined as follows:

  • Northwest – Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Marshall, Pulaski, Fulton, Benton, White, Cass, Carroll, Warren, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Hendricks, Boone, Clinton, Montgomery, Tippecanoe

  • Southwest – Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Gibson, Dubois, Crawford, Knox, Pike, Daviess, Martin, Orange, Greene, Vigo, Clay, Owen, Morgan, Sullivan, Monroe, Lawrence

  • Northeast – Elkhart, Lagrange, Steuben, Kosciusko, Noble, Dekalb, Allen, Whitley, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Grant, Blackford, Tipton, Hamilton, Howard, Jay, Madison, Deleware, Randolph

  • Southeast – Harrison, Floyd, Washington, Clark, Scott, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland, Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Johnson, Shelby, Rush, Wayne, Fayette, Union, Marion, Hancock, Henry

The Youth Ambassador Program includes officer positions to allow for accountability and leadership opportunities. The officer team will consist of: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

  • President - Shall be the presiding officer of the Youth Ambassadors during meetings and official business of the group.

  • Vice President/Treasurer – Shall assist the president and fill in, in the absence of the President. Shall work with the executive committee Treasurer to keep an accurate record of the Youth account.

  • Secretary / Events Coordinator - Shall give notice of meeting to all Ambassadors and keep accurate minutes of all meetings. Events Coordinator is responsible for keeping accurate and updated information on all events and fundraisers done within the youth ambassador program


  • January 1st to December 31st


Application Criteria

  • Junior Ambassadors Age 11-13 as of January 1st, of the current year

  • Age 14-21 as of January 1st, of the current year

  • Complete the Indiana Boer Goat Classic Youth Ambassador Application

  • Display enthusiasm for the Indiana Boer Goat industry

  • Comfortable with public speaking or eagerness to further develop speaking skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and impact other youth

  • Willingness to have personal growth and work as a team

Selection of IBGA Youth Ambassadors

Selection of Indiana Boer Goat Classic Youth Ambassadors will be based on the Application Rating Rubric that is completed by 5 impartial judges. The youth director will be responsible for compiling applications, summarizations and announcing youth selected to serve.

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