The focus of the ADCA's support for the Junior ADCA is to educate, encourage, and empower the next generation of Dexter cattle stewards. The Junior ADCA seeks to help its members grow as responsible Dexter owners while promoting the quality and the standing of the Dexter breed. Through the work of ADCA-affiliated Dexter groups, educational opportunities and show ring experiences are offered to our young people throughout the United States.

2024 YADCA Speech Contest

The YADCA is inviting you to participate in our new Speech Contest!
Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 11 am.
There are money prizes to those who place!

You will have the opportunity to present a prepared speech about a Dexter-Cattle-related topic at the 2024 Expo in Pryor, Oklahoma before a panel of judges to demonstrate your knowledge of the breed and improve your public speaking skills.

The contest rules can be found in the speech contest sops button located below.
Please contact the ADCA Youth Director or a Youth officer for more information.

View the 2024 Speech Contest Outline and Rules

Chris Odom Youth Award

The ADCA Chris Odom Youth Awards are given in memory of Chris Odom, of Block Creek Ranch. It honors his work in the ADCA, his service to the Dexter community, and especially his faithfulness to encourage and support our ADCA youth. Mr. Odom passed away in 2006 while serving as Vice President of the ADCA. His contribution to the association, our youth, and the Dexter breed will be remembered warmly.

This award is presented annually at the ADCA National Dexter Expo. It recognizes the ADCA youth that exhibit an exceptional work ethic, a commendable knowledge of the breed, and a passion to promote the preservation and proper stewardship of Irish Dexter cattle. Each applicant must complete a Chris Odom Award Application that includes a quiz, an essay, and a list of Dexter-related activities the youth has participated in. The applications are graded by a team of ADCA Odom Award judges. The award includes recognition at the Expo, an award plaque, recognition in the ADCA Bulletin, and a financial award of $500 to the Junior Division winner and $1,000 to the Senior Division winner.




Chris Odom Youth Award Recipients

  • 2022 Junior : Hudson Louderback
  • 2022 Senior: Danielle Edgington
  • 2021 Junior: Danielle Edgington
  • 2021 Senior: Erin Chambers
  • 2020 Junior: Gloria Dooley
  • 2020 Senior: Makenna Hoover
  • 2019 Junior: Mackennah Spatz
  • 2019 Senior: Nathan Lizarraga
  • 2018 Junior: Ava White
  • 2018 Senior: Fiona Delaney
  • 2017 Junior: Henry Louderback
  • 2017 Senior: Britni Steward
  • 2016 Junior: Erin Chambers
  • 2016 Senior: Michael Hawkins
  • 2015 Junior: Delaney Corter
  • 2015 Senior: Arianna Carriveau
  • 2014 Junior: Alex Gann
  • 2014 Senior: Jordan DeLaSalle
  • 2013 Junior: Kylee Morgan
  • 2013 Senior: Emilee Trost
  • 2012 Junior: Michael Cuevas
  • 2012 Senior: Abigail Metallo
  • 2011 Junior: Jacob Young
  • 2011 Senior: Jacob DeLaSalle
  • 2010 Junior: Jackson Neal
  • 2010 Senior: Josh Hall
  • 2009 Junior: Danielle Hawkins
  • 2009 Senior: Lewis Jackson
  • 2008 Junior: Kyle Wilson
  • 2008 Senior: Lindsey Edwards

2023 Senior award winner - Emmie Cluff
Emmie Cuff
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2023 Junior award winner - Kaiser Hawkins
Kaiser Hawkins
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