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Meeker County 4-H at State Fair 2011 Minnesota State Fair Animal Science Interview Finalists and Winners

Animal Science Interviews at the Minnesota State Fair are designed to further enhance educational opportunities for young people exhibiting livestock. The interview process offers a visual philosophy of recognizing 4-H participants who have utilized their livestock project to grow and develop as a young person. Livestock interviews emphasize many life skills such as communication, responsibility, decision making, and problem-solving. The interview process is seen as a step to help insure the stability of youth livestock shows as a positive form of youth development.

Interview Finalists will receive a polo shirt, donated by AgStar. Interview Winners will receive a chair, sponsored by Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association.

This year, 10 Meeker County 4-H'ers received recognition for their outstanding livestock knowledge and interview skills. These include:

Jade Kutzke-Advanced Poultry Interview Winner

Branndie Halbur-Advanced Poultry Interview Finalist

Matthew Krumrie-Grades 6 & 7 Dairy Interview Finalist

Greg Lux-Grades 6 & 7 Dairy Interview Finalist

Ashley Warren-Grades 6 & 7 Dairy Interview Finalist

James Gathje-Grades 8 & 9 Dairy Interview Winner

Anne Gathje-Grades 10 & 11 Dairy Interview Finalist

Tyler Warren-Grades 12 & 13 Dairy Interview Finalist

Oliver Leafblad-Intermediate Rabbit Interview Finalist

Miranda Michaletz-Advanced Rabbit Interview Finalist

Animal Science Interviews at the Minnesota State Fair is one of the many educational events coordinated by University of Minnesota Extension and conducted by county educators and 4-H volunteers.