ODGA Youth Ambassador

Hey Ohio Youth!!

Do you love dairy goats? Would you like to help spread the word about dairy goats? If so, consider applying to be the 2020 ODGA Youth Ambassador.

The youth ambassador position is open to Youth who are Ohio residents and members of ODGA. Age Divisions are based on the youth's 4H age as of January 1, 2019.

The Junior Ambassador will be selected from contestants who are 13-15 years old on January 1, 2019.

The Senior Ambassador will be selected from contestants who are 16-21 years old on January 1, 2019.

By applying for a Youth Ambassador position you are agreeing to attend as many ODGA events throughout the year as possible. Specifically, the 2019 Ohio State Fair Dairy Goat Show, the ODGA Buckeye Classic and the ODGA Fall Conference. The Ambassador may also attend any of the regional club shows representing ODGA. The Ambassador will also submit an article for the ODGA Newsletter for National Dairy Goat Awareness in June.

Submission deadline is September 28, 2019. Applications should be submitted in-person at the ODGA Fall Conference. Interviews will take place during the ODGA Fall Conference. Winners will be announced at the ODGA Fall Conference.

Contestants will be judged as follows:

35% dairy goat knowledge

35% participation in dairy goat related activities

30% personality, poise and personal appearance

2018 - 2019 ODGA Youth Ambassador


Arika Zeiter 14 year old from Holland, Ohio. She shows and raises LaManchas. She is an independent member of ODGA, Tri – State DGA, Goats & Udder Things 4-H Club; Historian, and Fulton County Jr. Fair Board member. She has been showing goats for the last 6 years in Open class and 4-H. What she likes most about Dairy goats is they are sweet, gentle, intelligent and curious creatures. She would like to see more youth shows take place with ODGA. As the ambassador she would like to promote the goat and Ohio youth activities at 4-H and other open shows. Please congratulate her if you see her out and about representing ODGA. We are pleased to have her as this years Ambassador.

2017-2018 ODGA Youth Ambassador


Ohio Dairy Goat Association 2017 Senior Ambassador Seth Blake. Seth is from Newark Ohio and is a member of Mid-Ohio Dairy Goat Association, he is also a member of Goats “R” Us 4h club,and Utica FFA chapter. Seth has shown goats for 6 years.

Ohio Dairy Goat Association 2017 Junior Ambassador is Katelynn Tindall. Katelynn is from Salesville Ohio and is a member of East Central Ohio Dairy Goat Association, she is also a member of Salesville Stitch and Stock 4h club and Buckeye Trail FFA Chapter. Katelynn has shown goats 6 years.


2016 Youth Ambassadors

Jonathan Roe-Warner and BeAnn McFarland 
They are Jr Members of ECODGA, Salesville Stitch and Stock 4-H Club.

2015 Youth Ambassadors

Sr Rep. – Maria Burger – Columbus State Vet Science Student

Jr Rep Alexandrea Stewart – Ross Co.



Sue Smart: 937-768-0457
Carla Zeiter: 419-540-2283
Katie Parker Gribben: 740-972-1251
Jessica Ward Dye