We caught up with Ms. Chancelyn Johnson, exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 2020 California Youth Ag Expo. Learn a little more about Chancelyn below!
Hometown: Potter Valley, VA (Modesto Junior College)
With the uncertainty of the show season, how did you stay focused?
For many people, these days sitting at home were of devastation but for me I was motivated more by the dubiousness to pushed and work harder. Not knowing when I would next be walking into the ring was a struggle but by keeping my eyes on the larger goals of creating relationships and memories I kept self discipline.
What was something new you tried this year since you were able to be home more often than normal?
By spending more time at home, I expanded my experiences and knowledge and moving in with J and J Livestock to work as a summer intern.
What is your favorite show product to use?
My favorite show products include Sullivan Supply Powderful and Tail Adhesive. These are my go to show day products to give that extra look.
When I grow up I want to be….
All I hope to be when I am older is successful in what ever field I end up making a career in.
Showing animals has helped me to develop……
I have been showing livestock since I was 5 years old but apart of the livestock industry my whole life and I can say without a doubt that I wouldn’t be who I am today with showing livestock. Being in the industry has provided me lifelong relationships, the drive and motivation that will carry with me into my future and compassion towards people and livestock.
What’s your favorite Barn Chore:
My favorite barn chore is definitely showmanship practice because I am given time to work on develop a bonding experience.
Who is the person you look to for advice right before you go in the ring for that last minute pep talk or pointer:
There are many inspirational people in my life that I look to for advice in and out of the show ring.
Favorite Celebration Restaurant after a good day at the show:
I love a good steak, but after a days of work in the show ring I’m always happy with some Taco Bell and a good nights sleep.
Favorite Song or Singer:
Don’t have a favorite, but always love this song wether in the barn or on the road.
Wide Open Spaces – Dixie Chicks