Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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.