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2024 Lincoln County Spring Showcase Judges

Judge-Goats and Swine

Maddie Schroeder

Maddie Schroeder

Maddie Schroeder, a Columbia City, IN native, grew up showing cattle and hogs while actively competing in livestock judging contests at the local, state, and national level. Schroeder attended Connors State College where she was an integral part of the Co-Team of the year and was named a Junior College All-American. After graduating with her Associates in Agricultural Sciences she transferred to Texas A&M University to be a competitor on their livestock judging team. Many livestock judging accolades such as 2nd overall individual at the National Western Stock Show and 3rd overall at the NAILE in Louisville were accomplished, with Academic All- American topping the list. In May, Maddie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. Schroeder has recently taken on a new role as the Assistant Livestock Judging Coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Along with coaching at UNL she is also studying to obtain a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics!

Judge-Beef and Sheep

Bronson Smith

Bronson Smith is from Powell, Wyoming. He grew up competing in livestock judging in 4-H and FFA and moved on to attend Casper College and South Dakota State University as a part of their livestock judging team. Bronson has had many accomplishments such as being named High Individual at the Houston Stock Show and being an integral part of the Reserve National Champion Team in Louisville. 

Bronson has returned home to Powell where he lives with his fiance Brinn and works on his family ranch raising sheep and cattle. Bronson is also the head judging coach at Northwest College in Powell.