Essay Contest, 2021

The contest will be moved to July in 2021. With our show and Nationals, May and June are very hectic.
We will be running the essay contest again in 2021. There will be one rule change for this years contest, to avoid the debacle we ran into with the 2017 winner. This years winner will need to sign a contract stating they will not sell the contest animal for at least 12 months.  We will be giving away a doe/doeling of our choosing. Contest rules: contest is open to youth only, 18 years and younger. Youth must be actively involved in raising their own goat herd and showing.  There will be much emphasis put on correct spelling and grammar. Pick-up and shipping of contest animal will be at the winners expense. Contest will run July 3rd through July 17th, with a winner declared on Saturday July 24th . You can mail your essay entries to: Clear Creek Farm. 370 Fox Rd Coldwater, MI 49036, attn: essay contest. This years discussion questions are: 1) why is space between the stifles a good thing, 2) describe how the South Africans used selective breeding to create the Boer breed, 3) what do you hope to achieve by being involved in the goat industry. Good luck to all the 2021 contestants!
 This years contest doeling is: pending
Congratulations to this years winners! 
We received 36 entries from all over the U.S.. It was a stiff and close competition. The quality of the essays was excellent. Thank you to all who submitted essays, it was a pleasure reading them. We want to wish everyone luck in 2021. 
1st place winner who will take home CCF42 Gypsum is Brenden Derks from Fremont, MI. 
2nd place winner: Gwen Grooms from Lanark, IL. Gwen won a free spot in our Boer Goats 101 clinic. 
3rd place winner: Maggie Roberts from Wawaka, IN. Maggie won a T-shirt. 
Honorable mentions: Carl Parris, Rock Island, TN and Constance Close, Maple Valley, WA. 
Again, congrats to all winners, and thank you for participating.

Past winners

2019: Chloe Perlee - Indiana
2018: Brayden Anderson - Murfreesboro, TN
Wyatt Berg - Black River Falls, WI
2017: Jordan Ash - OH