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4Rivers scores three “Partner Experiences” with Colorado Junior Livestock Exhibitors

DENVER – The Colorado FFA Foundation hosted the sixth annual Meat and Greet event on Wednesday, Nov. 16, where attendees bid...

Tobin Prebish with Neil Motley and Kent Russell at the Colorado Meat and Greet event.

DENVER – The Colorado FFA Foundation hosted the sixth annual Meat and Greet event on Wednesday, Nov. 16, where attendees bid on a “Partner Experience” with eight of Colorado’s Junior Livestock Exhibitors.

As the exhibitors and their animals walked the runway, 4Rivers Equipment bid and won “behind the scenes” experiences with Tobin Prebish of Loveland, Easton Foley of Pierce and Ashlynn Johnson of Kersey.

This means 4Rivers Equipment will walk side-by-side with these students on their journey to the National Western Stock Show in January, learning all about Tobin, Easton and Ashlynn and the time and effort they invest in their livestock.

“I look forward to the Partner Experience because it is a chance to see the families and all the hard work that goes into supporting the students that do the showing,” Longmont Store Manager Neil Motley said. “These students put in a lot of time, and it is great to be able to walk with them if only briefly.”

4Rivers Equipment will also provide each exhibitor with the ultimate John Deere experience. Students will partner with a manager of a 4Rivers location near them who will guide them on an exclusive store tour.

“The location tour is an opportunity to learn more about the family and student we are supporting, and it is an opportunity to show them more of our family at 4Rivers,” Motley added.

The Meat and Greet event featured locally sourced cuisine prepared by top chefs in Denver using Colorado’s proteins – beef, pork, lamb and goat. Attendees enjoyed a farm-to-table experience while supporting FFA’s mission and funding scholarships for youth in agriculture.

4Rivers Equipment is so excited to get to know these students! Be sure to follow along on our blog and social channels as we document their journey to the National Western Stock Show!

Get to know our sponsees below.

Tobin Prebish with Neil Motley and Kent Russell at the Colorado Meat and Greet event.

Neil Motley, Tobin Prebish and Kent Russell (Left to right).

 

Meet Tobin Prebish from Loveland, Colorado! Tobin, a 2019 Larimer County Champion, says the memories and connection he has with the sheep is what makes his lamb different than any other lamb.

“I would like to have the opportunity to talk about how much work is involved in caring for livestock and how much dedication it takes to work with an animal. I would like to advocate for the support of agriculture in my community and throughout Colorado so that others will have a better understanding of where their food comes from.” – Tobin Prebish, courtesy of Colorado FFA Facebook page

Easton Foley of Pierce, at the Meat and Greet event.

Neil Motley, Easton Foley and Kent Russell (Left to right).

 

Introducing Easton Foley, from Pierce Colorado! Easton named his goat Peanut because of its brown and white fur and has a strong passion for showing.

“I love to show my goats. This is my first year showing goats and I have learned so much. I am entered for the National Western Stock Show and am looking forward to showing at the national level. I want to participate in this experience, so I have a great opportunity to further my knowledge and career.” – Tobin Prebish, courtesy of Colorado FFA Facebook page

Ashlynn Johnson of Kersey, Colorado at the annual Meat and Greet event at the National Western Complex.

Ashlynn Johnson (right center) and her family.

 

Ashlynn Johnson, from Kersey, Colorado, values hard work and says her favorite thing about her swine, Elvis, is his personality!

“I believe that showing livestock promotes agriculture and is very important for the future of the world. It teaches kids about hard work and what they receive from their hard work. Many of the kids who show livestock are in their barn all day putting in hard work. They also learn how to win and lose with grace. They learn the importance of keeping your head high when you lose.” – Ashlynn Johnson, courtesy of Colorado FFA Facebook page