Tricounty News

4-H’ers attend Gopher Dairy Camp

The 10th Annual Gopher Dairy Camp was held June 9-11, on the University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus.  Gopher Dairy Camp was a fun 3-day workshop for teens wanting to improve their dairy cattle skills. The camp was open to all youth who have completed grades 6-11. Activities included: Dairy Fitting and Showmanship W-dairy-campersWorkshops, a Dairy Showmanship Contest, the Gopher Gold Auction, a Dairy Foods Workshop, fun at a waterpark, a pizza party, games, and an awards banquet.  All of these activities provided great opportunities to gain new knowledge that will last a lifetime. Campers also meet other youth interested in dairy cattle from across the state, many of which become lifelong friends.

Meeker County 4-H’ers in attendance included: Katherine Gathje of Richmond, Arnie Gruenes of Richmond, Shelby Kuechle of Eden Valley, Greg Lux of Eden Valley, and Tim Lux of Eden Valley.

For more information on how to become involved in 4-H, please call the Meeker County Extension Office at (320) 693-5275 (toll-free 1-877-993-5275), e-mail
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Those who attended 4-H Gopher Dairy Camp are from left to right, in back, Arnie Gruenes, Greg Lux, and Tim Lux. in front are Shelby Kuechle, and Katherine Gathje. Submitted photo.