Minnesota 4-Hers from 87 counties over 2,800 projects that were judged in the 4-H Building at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. These 4-Hers all placed high at their county fairs with their projects, thereby earning them the top honor of showing at the State Fair this year.
Education is integral in the learn by doing philosophy of 4-H. Though the projects and animals shown at fairs during the summer get a lot of attention, 4-H is really about developing purple ribbon kids throughout the year. Participation in 4-H provides all 4-H youth with critical experiences and skills — such as communicating, problem solving, and decision making – which will serve them throughout their lives.
The spectacular array of 4-H projects exhibited this year spanned a wide range of topic areas, including robotics, alternative energy, aerospace, photography, performing arts, clothing, small engines, geology, flower gardening, landscaping, wildlife biology, fine arts and much more.
This year, 4-Hers exhibited and were judged on general projects in the 4-H Building Aug. 26 – Sept. 2. Le Sueur County had 37 participants exhibiting on Aug. 27 — Aug. 29, including:
Rachel Beran, Needle Arts, Purple, Rich & Nancy Beran, Kasota.
Anders Choate, Photography, Blue, Joshua & April Choate, New Prague.
Ariel Choate, Dog Exhibit, Blue, Joshua & April Choate, New Prague.
Katelynn Erikson, Clothes You Buy, Blue, Steve & Laurie Erickson, Madison Lake.
Samy Friesen, Vet Science, Blue, Mark & Rhonda Friesen, Kasota.
Scott Friesen, Wildlife Biology, Blue, Mark & Rhonda Friesen, Kasota.
Tyler Fromm, Small Engines, Purple, Ken & Brenda Fromm, New Hope.
Sarah Holicky, Health, Purple, Mike & Barb Holicky, Montgomery.
Kendra Kajer, Home Environment, Blue, Paul & Tammy Kajer, New Prague.
Mitchel Kajer, Shop, Blue, Paul & Tammy Kajer, New Prague.
Cassidy Krueger, Crafts, Blu,e Jerry & Mary Kruege,r Kasota.
Dianne LeBrun, Quilting, Red, Tom & Eve LeBrun, Montgomery.
Ashley LeBrun, Fine Arts, Purple, John & Kim LeBrun, Waterville.
Catherine LeBrun, Quilting, Purple, John & Kim LeBrun, Waterville.
Mary LeBrun, Quilting, Blue, John & Kim LeBrun, Waterville.
Emily Mangan, Vet Science, Red, Ronald & Carolyn Mangan, Le Center.
Joshua Pichotta, Aerospace, White ,Andy & Mary Pichotta, Montgomery.
Anna Prchal, Water/Wetlands, Blue, Dan & Jodi Prchal, Montgomery.
Brian Prchal, Shop/Wood Science, Blue, Dan & Jodi Prchal, Montgomery.
Brian Prchal, Illustrated Talk, Blue, Dan & Jodi Prchal, Montgomery.
Jessica Randolph, Citizenship, Purple, Tricia Denn, New Prague.
Ryan Riebel, Self-Determined, Blue, Don & Margie Riebel, Le Center.
Adam Rients, Aerospace, Blue, Kevin & Brenda Rients, Waterville.
Victoria Roberts, Crafts, Purple, Dan & Arleen Roberts, Montgomery.
Britta Roth, Performing Arts, Blue, Larry & Kim Roth, Montgomery.
Leah Schloesser, Photography, Red, Darcy & Michael Schloesser, Le Center.
Rachel Schloesser, Photography, Purple, Darcy & Michael Schloesser, Le Center.
Christine Schwartz, Fine Arts, Blue, Brian & Sue Schwartz, Le Sueur.
Laura Schwartz, Vet Science, Blue Brian & Sue Schwartz, Le Sueur.
Gunnar Starks, Self-Determined, Purple, Collette Boyle, Pine Island.
Mitchell Tegmeier, Child/Family Development, Blue, Larry & Kathy Tegmeier, Morristown.
Brittney Tiede, Photography, Blue, Lloyd & Diane Tiede, Le Center.
Molly Tiede, Photography, Blue, Lloyd & Diane Tiede, Le Center.
Nathan Traxler, Livestock Demonstration, Red, Patty Traxler, Cleveland.
Jacob Washa, Shop/Wood Science, Blue, Chad & Vicky Washa, New Prague.
Luke Washa, Shop/Wood Science, Blue, Chad & Vicky Washa, New Prague.
Annalise Widmer, Wildlife Biology, Blue, Joe & Mary Widmer, New Prague.
Jennifer Widmer, Vegetable Gardening, Blue, Jim & Lisa Widmer, New Prague.
Kathleen Widmer, Plant/Soil Science, Blue, Jim & Lisa Widmer, New Prague.
Clover Blossoms Club, Banner, Purple, Kasota.
Congratulations to all the youth from Le Sueur County who participated in 4-H at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair!
The 4-H program is funded through a partnership of federal, state, county and private resources and is part of the University of Minnesota Extension. More Minnesota State Fair results and photos can be found at www.4-H.umn.edu/fair-results