UA Rich Mountain proudly announces Walker Anttila as coach of the new Collegiate Livestock Judging Team, set to begin Fall 2023. Anttila is originally from Joliet, Montana and grew up raising sheep, goats, pigs, and cattle. After high school, he joined the judging team at Casper College and received an Associate of Animal Science and Agriculture Communications. Anttila then transferred to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he was part of the Razorback collegiate judging team while pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. He plans to obtain a Master's Degree in Animal Science with a focus on Genetics. Anttila currently runs Ozark Show Goats with his family.
When asked about the livestock judging position, Anttila stated, “I’m super excited about the opportunity at Rich Mountain to start the program and represent UARM and the state of Arkansas at the highest level.” Walker is currently recruiting for the 2023-2024 school year. UARM Chancellor Phillip Wilson commented that “Walker is a tremendous addition to our campus. He has the knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to build and lead the only two-year college competitive judging team in the state of Arkansas.”
Students who are interested in joining the first UARM Livestock Judging Team should visit bit.ly/livestockrecruit.