Hettinger County 4-H has a strong showing at the 2017 ND State Fair

Molly Wolf at the North Dakota State Fair. (Courtesy Photo)

The Hettinger County 4-H Program had yet another strong enrollment number year. The county has 85 active 4-H members (ages 5-18). There were 68 members that participated in the Hettinger County Fair that was held on July 12 – July 15. On July 16, Duaine Marxen, NDSU Hettinger County Extension Agent, took 88 static exhibits to Minot to be placed on display and judged against other 4-H static exhibits from around the state. The Hettinger County 4-H members placed strong, with nearly every project receiving a blue ribbon. We did have five projects place as Grand Champion in their category, Jake Wolf – mechanics dolly, Jamison Johnson – chickpeas sample, Madison Kirschemann – dog pillow, Andrew Eikamp – Sorrel brown flax sample, and Megan Monke – HRSW sample. Eleven placed as Reserve Champion in their category. Madison Meier – accounting ledger, Michael Mayer – photo enlargement, Teddy Mayer – HRSW Glenn sample, MaryJane Mayer – mixed media collage, Julianna Mayer – watercolor painting, Kierra Wiesinger – embroidered towel, Madison Kirschemann – quilt, Theodore Kirschemann – pipe game and a lamp, Regan Riedlinger – watercolor painting, and Evan Doe – plant growth investigation. In addition to those honors, we also had two projects receive an Award of Excellence, Natalie Wiesinger – nature photo, and Rylee Riedlinger – nature photo.

Hettinger County also had one Horse 4-H’er participate in the live portion of the State Fair. This year Molly Wolf earned an invitation to compete at the State level in the Horse Show. Molly competed in several horsemanship events. Those events were showmanship, western horsemanship, western pleasure, trail, ranch horse pleasure, and reigning. This was her first year competing at the State Fair and the county expects that she will return to compete again next year.

Please visit our website and see our area youth’s accomplishments.

The 2016-17 enrollment year is ending on Aug. 31. Our new enrollment year begins Sept. 1! We encourage existing families to re-enroll and urge new families to the area or families in the area that have not participated in 4-H to contact our office (701) 824-2095, if they would like some additional information regarding our youth development program and direct them to a leader in their area.


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