Open Sheep Judge
Dr. Travis Hoffman is currently employed at North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota as the Extension Sheep Specialist/Associate Professor and based in Fargo, ND. He is married to his lovely wife Meagan, who is also employed at NDSU within the ND state 4-H program. He was raised on a registered Corriedale sheep, diversified commercial cattle, and grain operation in South Dakota. Travis received his Bachelor’s Degree from South Dakota State University; and a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Meat Sciences from Colorado State University. Dr. Hoffman was on highly competitive collegiate SDSU judging teams, and since coached 9 collegiate wool judging and 9 meat animal evaluation judging teams. He has judged livestock shows at all levels in over 30 states. He is sincerely excited to judge sheep and interact with the exhibitors at the 2023 California State Fair! Live the Dream! Eat Lamb, Wear Wool!