Vern, Our Very Young Judge
For those who have read the current issue of Domestic Rabbits, you probably have read the Breeders Profile on Vern. He has been a judge since 1977, and he is almost 82 years young.
Last Saturday at Stockton, he was one of the judges. In the 80s, we had him judging Angora quite often. At that time, it's pretty common to have over 100 English Angora on the show table. Vern always did a wonderful job. Guess what, Vern really did not look any different from the 80s, time has not make any mark on him at all. He is as young today as then.
On Saturday, Vern judges Jersey Wooly. Our youth member Danielle worked at the judging table with Vern. Vern is teaching Danielle how to properly pose the rabbit on the show table in our photo today. Vern is well known for his contribution to youth and 4-H activities. This is certainly another evidence of his willingness to work with youth.