Tricounty News

4-Hers at Dairy Bowl contest

Fourteen Meeker County 4-Hers participated in the regional Dairy Bowl contest held Saturday, March 1, in Foley. Two senior teams and one junior team competed against other teams from across the state. As a result of the event, one of the senior teams, as well as the junior team will be advancing to the State Dairy Bowl Competition, which will be held on Saturday, April 19, at Foley High School. Senior team members included: Isaac Salfer of Dassel, Lucas Salfer of Dassel, Simon Kern of Watkins, Alan Barka of Litchfield, Anne Gathje of Richmond, Joe Gathje of Richmond, Matt Frenchick of Paynesville, and Max Johnson of Grove City. Junior team members were Anne Gathje of Richmond, James Gathje of Richmond, Tyler Eblen of Belgrade, Jon Frenchick of Paynesville, Isaac Tintes of Watkins, and Josiah Tintes of Watkins. All three teams were coached by Jim Salfer and Judy Barka. Dairy Bowl is a "quiz bowl" competition where all questions deal with dairy topics. Teams of four to six members compete with each other in giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator. Questions are on topics such as nutrition, reproduction, milk quality, and judging. Teams receive points for correct answers and may lose points for incorrect answers. The team with the highest final score is the winner. The contest is organized on a double elimination basis with winning teams advancing into further rounds until a champion team is selected. For more information on how to become involved in Dairy Project Bowl or 4-H, (320) 693-5275, toll-free (877) 993-5275), or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.extension.umn.edu/county/meeker.