4-H
By Kerry Drager Correspondent A new change to the 4-H program has given kids the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and team working skills through the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Clubs were encouraged to have their members participate in creating a Rube Gold...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Many children who join 4-H do so because they have the encouragement from family members who were once in it themselves. This was the case for Megan Hollermann and her little brothers Dylan and Mason. They are second generation Hollermanns to be enrolled into the organi...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Raising awareness to the importance of the agricultural industry has been a lifelong goal for JoAnne and John Lahr of Sauk Centre. For their commitment towards education and the 4-H program, the Lahrs have been named Stearns County Farm Family of the Year. The Lahr farm...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This year’s Todd County Farm Family award has been presented to Kim Harff and Mike Motl of Browerville due to their years of dedication to agriculturally centered programs in their community. The couple has spent nearly 50 years promoting an understanding and respect ...Read More
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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Alex Fellbaum of Culdrum Township near Swanville has a love and dedication for our furry and feathered companions. Since the third grade, Fellbaum has been active with livestock and the 4-H program. The first few years of his 4-H career was spent on animal nutrition and...Read More
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  By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com At age 5, Cloverbud 4-H member Megan Hollerman of Burtrum showed her first dairy calf. Rather than letting the less-than-perfect memories of that show sour her on the idea, the experience fed her enthusiasm for dairy projects. “I rem...Read More
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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Nick Zastrow of Long Prairie started in the world of cattle showing at age 9, introduced by friends. He became involved in 4-H showing and later, FFA. “Once I could drive, I went to shows on my own,” he said. His experiences began...Read More
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