Brockmann honored for work in veterinary science - U of I Extension

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Brockmann honored for work in veterinary science

This article was originally published on October 26, 2017 and expired on January 1, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

A Boone County 4-H member recently claimed the top award for his work in the veterinary science project area. Austin Brockman was presented a $200 cash prize during a ceremony held Saturday, Oct. 7 in Champaign.

Brockmann is an 11-year member of the County Clover 4-H Club where he also serves as a 4-H Science Ambassador. He was also honored Saturday with the Illinois Farm Bureau Leadership, Citizenship, and Professionalism Award and the Emerald 4-H Project Learning Experience Award.

Brockmann had previously won the 4-H Key Award and was a state scholarship winner.

The 18-year-old from Garden Prairie is president of the county sheep producer organization. He has been involved in sheep judging and showing, as well as teaching workshops for other members.

The Auxiliary to the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association sponsors the award. 

Youth interested in veterinary medicine and animal science may contact the local University of Illinois Extension office. Information about local offices are found online at

Source: Judy Mae Bingman, Media Communications Specialist, 4-H,

Pull date: January 1, 2018