4-H

Mazzi Moore (from left) Zoey Berghorst and Zoe Perkins represent the Rock County 4-H robotics team, Rock’s Robotics, at Saturday’s state First LEGO League Challenge in Sioux Falls.
Rock County 4-H robotics team, Rock’s Robotics, returns to the state First LEGO League robotics challenge Saturday Three 4-H’ers, two veteran robotic team members and one rookie, travel Saturday to Augustana University, University for competition. Zoey Berghorst and Zoe Perkins are fifth-year...
Aisha Porter, purple, elements of photography
Fifty-one 4-H’ers represented Rock County at the recent Minnesota State Fair. Hannah Kruse, a member of the Livewires 4-H Club was named a Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association and MN State Fair scholarship recipient during the annual event. Thirty-one 4-H’ers exhibited livestock during the Aug...
“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...
Nine Rock County 4-H’ers qualified for the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show Sept. 16-19 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. They were among 725 4-H’ers at 82 county fairs to earn state trips to compete in performance and game riding classes along with the events of horse judging, speech,...
Moriah Flanagan
Moriah Flanagan and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2016-17. Elected through a meticulous selection process by 4-H adults and youth, this year’s group of state ambassadors will serve as spokespeople for the youth development...

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