CE-FF-1-Master Showmanship1cNew Paltz, NY — Savannah Baker, 19, of High Falls, NY was awarded the 2013 4-H Master Showmanship title for this year’s Ulster County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 4.
Baker qualified for the contest by excelling in Senior Showmanship in the area of Dairy Cattle which enabled her to advance to the final competition which included showmanship for Horse, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Poultry, Dogs, and Rabbits.
Savannah has been a member of Ulster County 4-H since the age of seven, making her an active member for 12 years. 2013 will be her final year in 4-H. Savannah is the daughter of Wade and Robin Baker.
“Being a part of 4-H is one of greatest things I’ve ever done. It has made me a better person and introduced me to new people and places. It’s such a great opportunity for youth,” Baker says. “Winning Master Showmanship means a great deal to me,” Baker added.
Savannah is a sophomore at SUNY Ulster majoring in Fine Arts with a focus on photography. She plans to major in photography at SUNY Purchase.
In her spare time, Savannah enjoys doing collage. She received an honorable mention for an altered collage book that she submitted to an exhibit at SUNY Ulster during her senior year at Rondout Valley High School. Baker was crowned the Dairy Princess of Ulster County in 2010.
4-H Master Showmanship encourages mastery with a variety of animals and recognizes excellence in showmanship. Judges score each 4-H Member on their showmanship skills which include handling and their knowledge of the species. The highest composite score earns the title of Master Showman.
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