Where can youth learn communication and team-work skills while gaining knowledge about livestock?
Through the Minnesota 4-H Project Bowl program, youth have the opportunity to compete in seven areas - dairy, dog, general livestock, goat, horse, poultry and rabbit.
During the winter months, county teams study a list of resources and then compete in a knowledge contest. For each bowl, there are two divisions - junior and senior.
Regional competitions were in March, when more than 225 teams participated and a limited number of teams advanced to the state competition April 21 in Foley.
In the state competition, the junior general livestock team placed eighth, senior general livestock placed sixth, junior goat placed second, senior goat placed fourth and the junior horse placed second.
Junior general livestock: Austin Moe, Alicia Moe, Seth Schubert, Amy Southard, Tommy Eschenbacher and coach Becky Moe.
Senior general livestock: Kyle Bednar, Janessa DeRosier, Joe Pierzinski, Mike Pierzinski, Kristen Southard and coach Gwen Pierzinski.
Crow Wing/Morrison junior goat: Bridget Bednar, Hunter Bednar, Daisy Dembouski, Brandon Moe, Shayna Sassen and Frank Wilczek. Arlene Isder was the coach.
Crow Wing/Morrison senior goat: Abby Cyr, Zaryn Fleischhacker, Ashley Moe and Kirsten Sassen. Missy Isder was the coach.
Crow Wing/Cass junior horse: Alexa Kubista, Breanna Larson, Tara Saley and Alexis Visser. Briana Visser and Janet Praska coached.
For more information, see the Project Bowl Web site at www.fourh.umn.edu/projectbowl/
To learn more about 4-H project bowl or other 4-H activities in the area, contact the University of Minnesota Extension Office at (218) 824-1065.
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