Jesse Kimmel has been selected as one of three 2023 ABGA and JABGA National Show Superintendents.
With extensive experience judging goats, hogs, cattle, and sheep, Jesse is no stranger to the show world, or the ABGA and JABGA National Show. As an agricultural teacher and FFA advisor at East Noble High School (Kendallville, Ind.), as well as an adjunct professor of agriculture at Huntington University (Huntington, Ind.), Jesse has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon.
Jesse's personal experience at ABGA and JABGA National Shows is impressive, having judged the 2017 JABGA National Open Show in Grand Island, Neb., and then judged the ABGA National Open Show there again in 2022. According to Jesse, it was "a bucket list moment" to share his opinion and judge the best Boer goats in the country. Jesse was also a National Show Superintendent in Grand Island from 2018 to 2021.
Jesse's expertise extends beyond judging. He raises Fullblood Boer goats and market wethers, and also owns Kimmel Show Pigs. He has raised multiple National Swine Registry National Sires of the Year and Certified Pedigreed Swine National Sires of the Year – and the only National Swine Registry Two-Time National Champion Duroc Gilt in history. Despite his diverse experience with various species, Boer goats and ABGA still hold a special place in Jesse’s heart.
Meet National Show Superintendent Jesse Kimmel
With extensive experience judging goats, hogs, cattle, and sheep, Jesse is no stranger to the show world, or the ABGA & JABGA National Show.