Gene Inloes Memorial
Dominic is the son of Jolene and Tim Gittlein of Ft. Lupton. He is a 10-year member of Tailtwisters 4-H, and is involved in market and breeding beef, and field crops. He is a Senior at Frederick High School, is academically lettered and involved in CU Gold Program, NHS, and CSU Biomedical Program.
Dominic is planning to attend Kansas State University studying to be a Ruminant Nutritionist. Growing up on a family farm in Weld County has allowed him to experience many different aspects of agriculture. His family raises crops and livestock, and is involved very closely daily with those enterprises. He is wanting to learn about helping to prevent and treat cattle diseases through nutrition which may help to promote consuming beef rather than consumers having a fear of beef because of antibiotics and hormones.
Dominic started his 4-H journey with a bucket calf project. He participated for 3 years in bucket calves, and progressed to a market beef and breeding project his first year as a 4-H member. He began on a small scale with a couple steers that his parents bought from local breeders. He was also thankful that he received a purebred breeding heifer to show. During his showing time, he became interested in livestock judging and joined the team when he was 9. Being a successful judging team member has allowed him to lead younger team members to become a better 4-H member.
Dominic is the recipient of the Gene Inloes Memorial Livestock Judging Memorial Scholarship.