Rock County 4-H

Adults and youth who make up the 2021 Federation Committee include (front from left) (from left) Marissa Maloney, Russell Forrest, Teresa Kinsinger, Lanette Elbers, Karly Kruse, Justin Mente, Leah Kruse, Lanae Elbers, Brianna Kinsinger, Nathan Kinsinger, Krista Burkman and Caleb Raak.
Under the theme, “This is how we roll,” adults and youth members of the Rock County 4-H Program gathered Nov. 6 in the Luverne Elementary commons to recognize the achievements of 2021 and hand out awards. The annual potluck event was attended by more than 110 members, parents, leaders and sponsors...
Candace Porter
Thirty-six Rock County 4-H’ers exhibited livestock and general projects during the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 26-Sept. 6. Seven local youth came away with high honors. In the livestock competition, Christian Kruse received champion middleweight market lamb and reserve champion overall market lamb...
Christian Kruse
A Rock County 4-H member was one of 115 youth who earned entry into the 4-H Purple Ribbon Auction Aug. 28 at the Minnesota State Fair. Christian Kruse’s sheep was selected by judges as the reserve champion market lamb after being crowned the champion middleweight market lamb. His high ribbon...
The Rock County 4-H Youth Development Program concluded the 2021 summer day camp program on Aug. 13 with “Summer Fun” at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Luverne. Nine campers in grades 1-4 captured the sun’s energy in an attempt to roast marshmellows for s’mores, read and shared campfire stories,...
Ten Rock County 4-H’ers participated in the annual BLU leadership retreat recently in Marshall. Attending the event were (front, from left) Mallie Fick, Makayla Oechsle, Andrea Luitjens, Brianna Kinsinger, (back) Krista Burkman, Zach Uhl, Janica Oechsle, Dennie Sandbulte, Emma Deutsch and Morgan Bonnett.
Minnesota 4-H conducted the Southwest BLU leadership retreat Feb. 1 in Marshall for 86 youth from the region. Ten 4-H’ers from Rock County attended the event including Krista Burkman, Zach Uhl, Janica Oechsle, Dennie Sandbulte, Emma Deustch, Morgan Bonnett, Mallie Fick, Makayla Oechsle, Andrea...
Chris (pictured) and Jamie Tiesler are working with Rock County 4-H to offer a program that allows 4-H’ers to purchase show lambs for exhibition at this summer’s Rock County Fair.
An Ellsworth farm family wants more 4-H youth involved in showing sheep at the Rock County Fair. Chris and Jamie Tiesler will bring their idea to an introductory meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Extension office in Luverne. The Tieslers propose providing interested Rock County youth with...
New Federation officers and adult representatives for the 2020 4-H year include (front, left) Leah Kruse, Danette Leenderts, Krista Burkman, Grace Sandbulte, (back) Russell Forrest, Michael Kinsinger, Whitney Elbers, Caleb Raak, Jacob Raak, Theresa Raak, Mike Uhl, Becky Ossefoort, Dawn Leenderts and Michele Kruse.
The Rock County 4-H organization hosted the 2019 awards and recognition night Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Luverne Elementary School commons. This year’s theme was “Any Way You Cut It: 4-H is Top Choice.” About 160 4-H members, parents, leaders and sponsors attended the event that recognized members...
Fourteen Rock County 4-H’ers participated in the Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports and Wildlife Invitational conducted earlier this month in Fairmont. Participants, competition categories and placings included Michaela Abels, intermediate class B archery, 13th; Carter Abels, junior skillathon,...
The Rock County 4-H Executive Committee has selected recipients of the 2016 4-H scholarships. Seven 4-H scholarships are being awarded this year. Sponsors include Glen’s Food Center and the Marcel Reisch Scholarship Fund. Ryleigh Beers will receive the 4-H scholarship sponsored by Glen’s Food...
Project disk awards were also presented to individual 4-H members at the annual Rock County 4-H Achievement and Recognition program Nov. 7. These disks are given in each of the project areas based on the project records that the youth complete and submit for judging. A group of adult and youth...

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