Freeborn County youth place first at 4-H State Project Bowl

Published 3:00 pm Friday, April 19, 2019

On April 6, more than 650 youth in 132 teams from across Minnesota participated in the 4-H State Project Bowl, the second largest 4-H event of the year, according to a press release.

The 4-H State Project Bowl challenges teams of three to six youth to test their knowledge on a variety of animal science and agriculture topics, including dairy, dog, general livestock, horse, lama, poultry, rabbit and wildlife conservation.

Hundreds of youth teams participated in regional competitions throughout the state in March, with top teams qualifying to compete in the state bowl. Each competition includes junior and senior divisions. Teams are quizzed in one-on-one and open rounds. The first participant with the correct answer earns points for their team. 4-H State Project Bowl winners in dairy, general livestock, horse and poultry go on to national project bowl competitions.

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“Through 4-H State Project Bowl, youth build communications skills, and gain deeper knowledge and interest in agriculture-related areas,” said Amber Greeley, Extension 4-H program manager. “These experiences contribute to their success in school, future areas of study in college, and eventual careers.”

Jerzy Knutson of Hartland 4-H, Aubrey Johnson of Hartland 4-H, Megan Maxa of Oakland 4-H and Asa Johnson of Hartland 4-H represented Freeborn County in the senior division of the rabbit bowl and placed first in their division.

To learn more about 4-H Project Bowl, go to or contact Freeborn County 4-H Program Coordinator Amy Wadding at 507-377-5660.