Madison Shiner a Central Columbia Agricultural Science student and FFA Chapter Officer in her sophomore year competed in the American Rabbit Breeders Association's convention this year in West Springfield, MA at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) fairgrounds over this past weekend. This convention was hosted by the Pioneer Valley Rabbit Club. As part of her 4-H project as well as her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, Madison owns and operates Mad Hatter's Rabbit Farm located just outside of Berwick, PA. Her rabbit "Mad Hatter's Perry" is a senior blue Japanese Harlequin doe. This rabbit was named "Best Opposite of Sex in Youth harlequin meaning she was Reserve National Champion in youth harlequin. Congrats to Madison for her work on Rabbit Husbandry and overall welfare of her animals.
Here Madison poses with one of the judges at the rabbit convention in West Springfield, MA
In this photo, Madison is shown displaying some of her "hardware" from the show/convention.
Here Madison is in the press area of the rabbit convention after capturing Reserve National Champion.