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Louis Olson Grand Champion at State Fair 4-H Goat Show Grand Champion Oberhasli Junior Doe

The Minnesota 4-H Goat Show continues to expand as 276 head were exhibited this year at the Minnesota State Fair Friday, Aug. 26. In addition to the exhibition of the project animal, participants are encouraged to sign up for showmanship so they can show their knowledge, grooming skills and handling technique. Each participant must also complete an animal science interview to enhance the learning experience and have the opportunity to earn additional recognition.

Evaluating this year's 4-H Dairy Goats was Kathy Smith and Loren Larson. Judge Smith is a 4-H mom who maintains the goats after her 4-H'ers graduate, they have shown Alpines, Nubians, and Toggenburgs over their many years of showing. After his 4-H career, he became a licensed ADGA judge and currently still holds that license. Loren and his family raise Nubians, Lamanchas, and Toggenburgs.

Louis Olson of Meeker County exhibited the Grand Champion Oberhasli Junior Doe at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair 4-H Dairy Goat Show. Congratulations Louis!

Louis is the son of Mike and Roxanne Olson of Dassel.

The 4-H Dairy Goat Show 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.