4-H youth from across Minnesota showcased their learning at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair. More than 30 demonstrations were delivered, 1,900 general exhibits were on display and over 2,472 animals were shown.
4-H members have been preparing for this event all summer long. 4-H youth select project areas and pursue hands-on learning. The results of their learning are exhibited at county fairs across the state and the best of these are brought to the Minnesota State Fair.
Kanabec 4-H members participated in two encampments during the state fair. Some kids showed livestock on Wednesday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 28. Others showed projects in the 4-H building or gave demonstrations on Aug. 28 - Aug. 30. Some kids did both.
As part of the educational component of 4-H, Minnesota 4-H requires every youth participating in the livestock encampment to participate in a livestock interview to test their knowledge about their project. Along with interviews, all 4-H youth participating in livestock programming are required to complete the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics (LQA&E) Training. Through this certification, youth are educated on biosecurity, educating the public on the role of livestock, and caring for their animal’s welfare.
In the 4-H Building, exhibiting project work and delivering public presentations provides youth an opportunity to showcase their achievements and continue learning through interactive judging with project experts.
The presentations, exhibits and presence of 4-H youth from diverse communities across Minnesota brings renewed and welcomed energy to the 4-H Building. See the full results and photos at z.umn.edu/4h-state-fair-results.
Kanabec County had 12 youth participating in 4-H Livestock Encampment:
Anja Bakke, Fancy Pigeon Breeding Pair, Blue; 9th Place Intermediate Poultry Showmanship; Interview Finalist
Olivia Nelson, Fall Yearling Meat Goat Breeding Doe, Red; Meat Breeding Doe Showmanship, Green
Montgomery Ponto, Chickens-Brown Egg Layers, Blue
Ava Showers, Chickens-Bantam Breeding Pen, Blue
Lauryn Showers, Junior Yearling Meat Goat Breeding Doe, Blue; Meat Breeding Doe Showmanship, Green
Emmaline Solomon, Chickens-Brown Egg Layers, Red
Mallory Stanchfield, Sheep-Black Face Ewe Lamb Wether Dam, Purple; Market Lamb and Wether Dam Showmanship, Green
Brinly Sundermeyer, Chickens-Bantam Breeding Pen, Blue
Briana Thoeny, Registered Suffolk Sheep Yearling Ewe, Purple; Senior Lamb Lead, Green; Breeding Ewe Showmanship, Green; Interview Finalist
Nicole Thoeny, Registered Suffolk Sheep Yearling Ewe, Blue; 5th Place Intermediate Lamb Lead
Jared Yates, Rabbit-Junior Buck-Other Small Purebreds, Purple
Josh Yates, Black Face Market Lamb, Red; Market Lamb and Wether Dam Showmanship, Green
Mallory Stanchfield, Briana Thoeny, Nicole Thoeny, Josh Yates, Science of Animals Group Exhibit, Blue
Kanabec County had 11 youth participating in 4-H General Encampment:
Anja Bakke, Food Preservation, Blue
Abigail Bartel, Performing Arts, Purple
Julia Black, Exploring Animals, Blue
Osten Black, Exploring Animals, Blue
Dakota Harris, Home Environment, Blue
Isabelle Keehr, Fine Arts, Blue
Jaime Pouliot, Wildlife Biology, Blue
McKenzie Rodenborg, Crafts, Blue
Emmaline Solomon, Health & Wellness, Blue
Oliver Solomon, Creative Writing, Blue
Teah Van Hale, Wildlife Biology, Purple
Congratulations to all the Kanabec County youth that participated at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.