4-H

Jacob Raak, reserve champion Aryshire cow.
Rock County 4-H’ers joined representatives from the state’s 87 counties to exhibit 2,843 animals during this year’s Minnesota State Fair livestock encampment Aug. 23-27. Five local 4-H’ers received champion or reserve champion honors during the event. They are Justin Mente, champion cow/calf pair...
Alexandra Hartman, purple ribbon cat project grades 9+.
Conference judging is used at the Minnesota State Fair to determine ribbon placings for purple, blue, red and white. A purple ribbon is the highest ranking given by judges in the general project area.Two Rock County 4-H’ers earned purple ribbons during their general project encampment.Receiving...
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show.
Rebecca Austin will represent Rock County at the upcoming Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. Austin earned grand champion honors at the Southwest Minnesota Regional Dog Show Aug. 7 at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington. She won each of her...
Bill Stegemann ushers his mom, Louise Stegemann, into the livestock arena Saturday night during the 2017 Rock County Fair 4-H Parade of Champions to present the champion junior dairy award to 4-H’er Ella Sammons. The Fred Stegemann Family have presented the award since 1977.
Between spoonfuls of ice cream, 98-year-old Louise Stegemann reflected on the 4-H award she has given away to young dairy handlers since 1977. “Honored” is how she described giving first-year dairy exhibitor Ella Sammons the champion junior dairy award. Son Bill Stegemann and daughter Linda Wenzel...
Rock County Extension Service summer intern Gabryelle Gilliam helped organize an event for this year’s fair called “Mark That Card,” which allows the public to compare the judge’s placings in four different species including beef. The contest starts today.
Fair-goers can compare judging skills alongside Rock County 4-H’ers this week as the general livestock team practices for the upcoming Minnesota State Fair competition. Today and tomorrow, July 27 and 28, prior to the swine, sheep, goat and beef shows, participants can view the designated species...
Dallas Dohlmann of Magnolia serves the youth-prepared Dutch oven meal to Ian Bumgardner and Jack Gangestad at the Rock County 4-H "Hands on Fun" Project Day.
“Hands on Fun” was the theme of the 2017 Rock County Project Day, and youth were able to do just that. The event was a partnership between Luverne Community Education and Rock County 4-H. The next opportunity for youth offered by the two organizations will be the Earth Science Day Camp from 9 a.m....
The Rock County 4-H Executive Committee selected five seniors to receive the 2017 4-H Scholarships. Moriah Flanagan from Garretson High School will receive scholarships from sponsors Teal’s Market and the Marcel Reisch Scholarship Fund. She is a member of the Springdell 4-H Club. Elizabeth Klamm...
Participants in the 2017 Communication Arts Contest include (front row, from left) Ava Steinhoff, Brenna Reker, Nicholas Palmquist, Klarissa Burkman, (back) Gretchen Jacobsma, Andrea Luitjens, Mazzie Moore, Maria Rops, Alex Reker and Lydia Palmquist. Not pictured are Josie Scholten and Krista Burkman.
  Twelve Rock County 4-H’ers from kindergarten through high school shared their talents at the annual communications contest Feb. 27 in the Extension meeting room. Members participated in interpretive reading, creative writing and photojournalism. Each was judged and awarded ribbons based on work...
Rock County 4-H’er Justin Mente (left) helps Cloverbud Elijah Graves find the center of the T-shirt in preparation for Saturday’s tie-dying session at the Rock County Library.
Magnolia Junior 4-H Club member Justin Mente is learning more about himself through Rock County 4-H Lead to Succeed Academy. Mente and 14 other youth leaders met at the Rock County Library Saturday for the first of five sessions designed for youth in grades 7-12 to discover their personal...
Burke Johnson tests one part of the tabletop mission with the Rock County 4-H LEGO robot at a recent practice session.
The Rock County 4-H Robotics team will compete in the state Qualifier B LEGO robotics competition Saturday at Memorial Middle School in Sioux Falls. The contest will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spectators are welcome to attend. Team members include Brandon Berghorst, Zoey Berghorst, Evan Bumgardner,...

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