We caught up with Kenna Cooley of Kansas! Kenna recently exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat at Aksarben as well as 5th Overall Wether Dam at the North American!
Hometown/School: I am currently a Sophomore at West Franklin High School in Pomona, KS.
I plan to attend Oklahoma State University and major in Ag education. I’d like to be an Ag teacher/FFA advisor, along with raising livestock.
How many years have you been showing? Do you show any other species?
I have been showing goats for 7 years. I don’t show any other species.
Other hobbies besides showing livestock?
I am actively involved in 4-H and FFA. I am currently the Treasurer for my HS FFA Chapter. I also play basketball.
Best stock show memory:
My best stock show memory to date is wining Grand Champion Market Goat at the 2021 Aksarben Stock Show. I picked that goat out when he was just a few weeks old. Seeing the happiness that win brought to my family and friends was the best feeling ever!
Tell us about your recent champion.
I exhibited the 5th overall wether dam (Division 1 Champion) at NAILE in Louisville, raised by Kempker Livestock known in the barn as Night Hawk. I could never thank Trent and Emma Kempker enough for raising such amazing animals along with shaping me into the showman and person I am today. Truly blessed!
What is one word that describes the feelings you had stepping foot into the Grand Drive?
Favorite Livestock Show:
THIS OR THAT
Washing or Clipping
Halter Breaking or Training to Brace
Training to Brace
Banners or Buckles
Cleaning Pens or Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets
Changing/Cleaning Water Buckets