Payton Waage of Greenbush, Minnesota shows Charolais cattle. Payton has been in 4-H since 12 years old and shown at the Minnesota State Fair several times. “My favorite part about showing livestock is getting to know the animal and learning more about the species. I’ve learned a 1,300-pound animal can do whatever it wants. The fact that you’re not in control is something takes patience and that’s something I’ve had to learn.” This is Payton’s last year showing as a 4-H member. “I was kind of bummed to not get to show at the Minnesota State Fair.” Waage is a sophomore in college, pursuing a degree in animal science. “My family runs a feedlot and I’d like to learn more about the nutrition side of the business.” This Parade of Champions features is presented by Ag Country Farm Credit Services, NDFB, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, North Dakota Grain Growers Association and the Associated Milk Producers, Incorporated. Listen to the full interview.