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Introducing the 2017 Junior Show Judge for Ring 1


          Dr. Scott Schaake
           Manhattan, Kansas

Dr. Scott Schaake was raised on a cow-calf ranch/row crop operation near Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Industry. He earned his M.S. at Clemson University and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, specializing in the area of Meat Science.

He served as the coach of the Livestock Judging Team from 1992 to 2013. His teams won five National Championships during his tenure as a coach at Kansas State University. He is also involved with teaching Foundations in Animal Science, Introductory Animal Science Lab, and Livestock and Meat Evaluation. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he advises around 40 undergraduate students each year.

Dr. Schaake has judged livestock shows in 32 states, Canada, South America and Mexico. His personal interest includes all types of sports, hunting, fishing and attending his sons' sporting events. His family includes wife, Kandi, and sons Shane and Shilo.