4-H

“Connecting the Stars” was the theme of a daylong Southwest BLU leadership retreat March 2 in Marshall. Attending from Rock County were (from left) Emma Deutsch, state 4-H ambassador Josie Scholten and Janica Oechsle.
Three Rock County 4-H’ers were among 52 youth across the region who attended the daylong Southwest BLU leadership retreat March 2 at Southwest State University in Marshall. Janica Oechsle and Emma Deutsch attended as participants while Josie Scholten, a Minnesota State 4-H Ambassador, assisted with...
Participants in the 2019 Rock County Communication Arts Contest include (front row from left) Ava Steinhoff, Gabriella Porter, Penni Moore, (back) Klarissa Burkman, Krista Burkman, Aisha Porter, Candace Porter and Mazzi Moore. Not pictured are Colton Buchholz, Caylix Buchholz and Andrea Luitjens.
Eleven Rock County 4-H’ers in grades kindergarten through high school shared their communication talents Feb. 28 at the annual 4-H Communication Arts Contest in Luverne. Members participated in photojournalism, creative writing, interpretive reading and photojournalism. Contest goals included...
The Rock’s Robotics team will compete Saturday in the First LEGO League state tournament. Members of the 2019 team include (front row from left) Quentin Johnson, Alex Reker, Zoey Berghorst, Zoe Perkins, (back) Garret Cattnach, Shelby McCarthy and Brenna Reker.
For the past six months, the seven-member Rock's Robotics team acted like a team of NASA scientists and engineers. They developed a virtual reality identity named SEBASTIAN, which stands for Space Entertainment Because Astronauts Should Talk In order to Avoid Neurosis. They constructed a robot...
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...

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