Former Maddock, North Dakota FFA member Rob Maddock has many FFA stories about livestock judging. One that stands out is when he met his wife, Tam. “I was the high individual at the first two contests of the year and Tamra was the second high individual at the first two contests. My advisor said one day, she is going to beat you. At state, she ultimately did.” Maddock is now an associate professor of meat science at North Dakota State University. “I love the livestock industry, especially cattle,” said Maddock. “Those communication skills I learned from being a chapter officer, a state officer and judging activities serve me everyday. Whether I’m in the classroom or giving a report, it requires standing in front of people and effectively communicating.” Hear the story.