Leadership skills developed though the Georgia Junior Beef Show Program
Clark, Evan Kyle
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The purpose of this study was to determine the life leadership skills developed through beef exhibiting in the Georgia Junior Livestock Program. This study examined the relationship of the five construct areas that included working with groups, understanding self, leadership, making decisions, and communicating as they developed through exhibiting beef cattle. The study was a retro pre and post test that was conduct on a covenant sample at the Georgia National Fair Junior Beef Cattle Show in October which is one of the largest shows in Georgia that has representation from all demographic areas that show beef cattle in the state. In completing the research at the show it stated that four of the five areas had a significant gain above the .05 alpha value. The areas that had significant gain included understanding self, leadership, making decisions, and communicating with leadership having the largest gain of all with .002 p value. In addition the participants were asked to complete a demographic survey that was correlated to the construct only finding two areas with a significant value under making decisions that relates to age and farm size. The study shows that beef exhibiting has an impact on life leadership skills that are developed though beef exhibiting.