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4-H’ers Exhibit at the Kansas State Fair

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Brecken Nelson, second from right, placed 4th Overall in Junior Goat Showmanship. Pictured, left to right from 1st to 5th place, Dyson Winfrey, Jaci Falkenstien, Kodi McComb, Nelson, and Kealie Bryant.

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Brecken Nelson, second from right, placed 4th Overall in Junior Goat Showmanship. Pictured, left to right from 1st to 5th place, Dyson Winfrey, Jaci Falkenstien, Kodi McComb, Nelson, and Kealie Bryant.

Greeley County 4-H Members exhibited some outstanding projects at the 2021 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, KS.  The livestock shows took place over this past weekend and the indoor exhibits were judged late last week.  You can see these exhibits at the 4-H Centennial Hall Building located on the North side of the state fairgrounds.
A big congratulations to Brecken Nelson who had an outstanding State Fair!  She started off Friday by placing 4th Overall in the Junior Goat Showmanship and 5th Overall in the Junior Sheep Showmanship!  On Saturday, Brecken earned the Champion Southdown Market Lamb title and she capped off the weekend on Sunday earning the Champion Shropshire and Bred/Owned Breeding Ewe titles.  Congratulations Brecken!
Other Livestock Exhibitors did really well in their respective classes.  Layton Hopkins exhibited Market Swine.  Kashen Nelson exhibited Breeding Ewes.  Kyler Wilcox exhibited Breeding Ewes.  Josey Schmidt exhibited a Market Heifer and a Breeding Heifer.
Indoor exhibits did extremely well for our local 4-H’ers!  The following youth exhibited Photography:  Lorilai Zerr received a Blue Ribbon; Elianna Schneider received a Blue Ribbon; Jackson Phillips received a Blue Ribbon; Anna Marquardt received a Blue Ribbon; Julia Hopkins received a Blue Ribbon; Klayton Davignon received a Red Ribbon; Annabelle Schneider received a Blue Ribbon; Layton Hopkins received a Blue Ribbon; and Josey Schmidt received a Blue Ribbon.
In the Fiber Arts Division, 4-H results were:  Lorilai Zerr received a Red Ribbon on her Knitting and a Purple Ribbon on her Quilt.  Anna Marquardt received a Red Ribbon on her Knitting.
In the Foods Division, 4-H results were:  Julia Hopkins received a Blue Ribbon; Layton Hopkins received a Red Ribbon; and Anna Marquardt received a White Ribbon.
Taven Schmidt and Mallory Walk exhibited their outstanding Geology Boxes at the Kansas State Fair and both received Purple Ribbons for their exhibits!
James Marquardt exhibited his Rocketry Project in the S.T.E.M. Aerospace Division and received a Blue Ribbon.
This is the first year that the State Fair has judged Arts & Crafts in the Visual Arts Division.  James Marquardt received a Blue Ribbon on his Leather Coaster Set.  Annabelle Schneider received a Blue Ribbon on her Leather/Beaded Jewelry Bracelet.  Josey Schmidt received a Blue Ribbon on her Pencil Drawing.  
Congratulations to all of the Greeley County 4-H Exhibitors on an outstanding 2021 Kansas State Fair!!!  Thank You to our wonderful 4-H Volunteers and Project Leaders who work with our youth to “Make the Best Better!”
  ---Todd Schmidt, Extension Agent

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