4-H

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,...
“Go for Gold with 4-H” was the theme of the 2016 awards and recognition night for Rock County 4-H Nov. 5 at the Luverne Elementary Commons. About 120 members, parents, leaders, and sponsors congratulated the recipients of a multitude of honors. Rock County 4-H gives a special thanks to all the...
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...
More than 300 youth from across Minnesota gathered at the 4-H Building June 8-11 on the Minnesota State Fair grounds in St. Paul to participate in the annual 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! (YELLO!) youth leadership conference. Attending from Rock County were Whitney Elbers,...
Danette Leenderts received a grand champion ribbon in food review with a “Candy Land” table setting and meal.
Rock County 4-H conducted their annual Presentation Night on Thursday, July 7, with members participating in performing arts, demonstrations, foods review and club banner judging.   This year performances included piano, clarinet solos, a clarinet and guitar duet and a drum solo piece. Participants...
Makayla Oechsle colors a blue band around her Styrofoam cup that will be used as a pot to grow a vegetable or a flower at Friday’s 4-H day camp.
Former Rock County 4-H’er Cheyenne Edmundson was right at home Friday coordinating the first of two summer day camps. As this year’s summer intern, Edmundson sees her position not just as a job but a way to repay an organization she credits for cultivating the focus and passion for agriculture...
Rock’s Robotics, the county’s 4-H robotics team, will be competing at the state tournament in late January 2016. Members competing at the regional qualifier were Zoe Perkins, Cassie Chesley, Brandon Berghorst, Zoey Berghorst, Carter Abels, coach Randy Berghorst, Alex Dysthe, Quentin Johnson, coach Jason Braucht, Burke Johnson, Ethan Braucht and Leif Tollefson.
Rock’s Robotics will be the first Rock County 4-H robotics team to compete at the First Lego League’s Championships. The event takes place in late January 2016. Earlier this month the 10-member local team participated in the regional FLL qualifying event at Augustana University in Sioux Falls,...

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