Webster County 4-H Exhibitors place at the Iowa State Fair

Webster County 4-H’ers earned awards for their efforts in several areas at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. They select projects and set goals early in the 4-H year. It is an honor to have an item selected to exhibit at the state fair. These projects were selected at the Webster County Fair which was held in July.

“Counties send many beautiful examples of skill mastery in all categories,” said Mitch Hoyer, program coordinator for Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development. 4-H’ers received placings on their exhibits based on how well they meet their goals and on the evaluation standards set for a particular item.”

Webster County exhibitors and their awards are: Alexa Anderson, Callender, Visual Arts, Blue, Red; Avery Anderson, Fort Dodge, Food, Blue; Madison Anderson, Fort Dodge, 4-H Poster, Merit; Reagan Black, Fort Dodge, Sewing, Blue; Madison Bodholdt, Fort Dodge, Food, Blue; Brooklin Border, Fort Dodge, Food, Blue; Morgan Border, Fort Dodge, Citizenship, Blue; Curt Castenson, Harcourt, Horticulture, Blue; Nelson Cook, Fort Dodge, Home Improvement, Blue; Caryn Dawson, Fort Dodge, Home Improvement, Blue; Megan Dawson, Fort Dodge, Home Improvement, Blue; Samantha Dischler, Fort Dodge, Animal Science, Blue; Dartangan Dohrn, Fort Dodge, Photography, 2 Blue; Daniel Eslick, Dayton, Mechanics, Blue; Nicholas Eslick, Dayton, Ag and Natural Resources, Blue; Jaynie Ferrari, Dayton, Photography, Red; and Visual Arts, Red; Mallory Hammitt, Vincent, Food, Blue; and Citizenship, Red; Anna Heatherington, Fort Dodge, Photography, Blue, Red; Miranda Keith, Fort Dodge, Photography, 2 Blue; Emma Kiefer, Lehigh, Food, Blue; Justin Koester, Duncombe, Woodworking, Blue; Sadie Lewman, Farnhamville, Visual Art, Blue; Stephanie Martin, Vincent, Photography, Blue; Olivia Mitchell, Duncombe, Photography, 2 Red; 4-H Poster, Excellence; Jayden Muench, Ogden, Citizenship, Blue; Rebecca Nellis, Fort Dodge, Clothing, Blue; Food, 2 Blue; Noble Nowell, Dayton, Woodworking, Blue; Blake Peterson, Callender, Sewing, Blue; Katelyn Pliner, Fort Dodge, Sewing, Blue; Daven Rees, Duncombe, Woodworking, Blue; Hannah Rees, Duncombe, Child Development, Blue; Rachel Rethwisch, Fort Dodge, Photography, 2 Blue; and Visual Art, Blue; Maric Salocker, Fort Dodge, Visual Art, Blue; Daryan Scharf, Fort Dodge, Home Improvement, Blue; Rylie Steinkamp, Fort Dodge, Sewing, Blue; Samuel Sytsma, Harcourt, Woodworking, Blue; Aubrey Walsh, Fort Dodge, Visual Art, Blue.

Webster County 4-H’ers also participated in the 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event for Fashion Revue, and $15 Challenge for the Iowa State Fair. The event was held on Aug. 15 in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Anna Heatherington, Fort Dodge, was entered in Clothing Selection. Rebecca Nellis, Fort Dodge, submitted entries for Fashion Revue. Luke Lewandowski and Rachel Rethwisch, Fort Dodge participated in the $15 Challenge. They all received participation ribbons.

Other Special Awards were: Rachel Rethwisch received a 4-H Gallery Award (Sponsored by Professional Photographers of Iowa) for her black and white photograph.

Brooklin Border received a Judges’ Choice award in Food, Nutrition and Health for her Orange Chiffon Cake.

Katelyn Pliner received a Threads Magazine Outstanding Sewn Items award for her Green Knitted Hat and Display.

Samantha Dischler received a Judges’ Choice award in Agriculture & Natural Resources for her Animal Abuse Binder and CD.

Webster County 4-H youths again showed livestock during the first and second week of the Iowa State Fair.

“Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting livestock,” Mike Anderson, 4-H agriculture superintendent said. “The dedication, responsibility, decision-making and leadership they develop can prepare them for careers that utilize these skills.”

Webster County exhibitors placings were:

HORSES

Kourtney Condon, Barnum, received a red for Horse Showmanship; a Red for Hunter Under Saddle (horse only); a Red for Western Pleasure (horse only); and a Blue for Halter Mares.

Kelsey Nelson, Manson, received a Blue for Horse Showmanship; a Purple for Western Pleasure (horse only); a Purple for Western Horsemanship (Horse or Pony), Reserve Champion Jr. Western Horsemanship; a Blue for Western Walk/Trot (Horse only); and a Blue for Halter Mares.

Mackenzie Nelson, Manson, received a Purple for Horse Showmanship; a Purple for Western Pleasure (Horse or Pony), Reserve Champion Sr. Western Pleasure; a Purple for Western Horsemanship (Horse or Pony); a Purple for Western Walk/Trot (Horse only); and a Red for Halter Geldings.

BEEF

Abby Anderlik, Dayton, received a Purple for Breeding Hereford; and a Blue for Showmanship; Maggie Anderlik, Dayton, received a Purple for Breeding Hereford; and a Blue for Showmanship; Ben Carlson, Gowrie, received a Blue for Market Crossbred Steers; and a Blue for Showmanship; Josh Carlson, Gowrie, received a Purple for Market Maine-Anjou Steers; and a Purple for Showmanship; Daniel Eslick, Dayton, received a Purple for Market Chianina Steers; Jaynie Ferrari, Dayton, received a Purple for Breeding Charolais Cross; and a Purple for Showmanship; Alexis Hanson, Gowrie, received a Purple for Charolais Steer; and a Blue for Showmanship; Jordan Johnson, Fort Dodge, received a Purple for Reserve Champion Breeding Angus; and a Purple for Showmanship; Carson Walrod, Moorland, received a Purple for Breeding Limousin Steers; Katie Walrod, Moorland, received a Purple for Reserve Champion Market Limousin Steers.

SHEEP

Owen Oeltjenbruns, Dayton, 2 Blue for Black Face Commercial Ewe; & and Blue for Market Lambs.

SWINE

Tielyr Clabaugh, Badger, received a Blue for Heavy Weight Market Barrows; 2 Purple for Commercial Gilts; and a Blue for Showmanship; Bryce Fevold, Farnhamville, received a Blue for Medium Weight Market Barrows; a Blue for Commercial Gilts; and a Blue for Showmanship.

Gage Fevold, Farnhamville, received a Blue for Heavy Weight Market Barrows; a Blue for Commercial Gilts; and a Blue for Showmanship.

DOGS

Patrick Carter, Fort Dodge, received a Blue for Sub-Novice Obedience; a Red for Senior Handling; and a Purple for Pre Novice Obedience.

Maddy Christensen, Lohrville, received a Blue for Novice Obedience; and a Blue for Intermediate Handling.

Haley Ledford, Fort Dodge, received a Purple for Novice Obedience; a Purple for Intermediate Rally Class, Champion Intermediate Rally; and a Blue for Intermediate Handling.

RABBITS

Patrick Carter, Fort Dodge, received 3 Blues for Senior Buck Fancy; and a Blue for Senior Doe Fancy.

Emma Kiefer, Lehigh, received a Blue for Junior Doe Fancy, Best Oppositee Sex of Variety; 2 Blues for Junior Buck Fancy, Best of Variety; a Blue for Senior Doe Fancy; a Blue for Senior Buck Fancy.

Karrigan Mentzer, Lehigh, received a Purple for Senior Buck Fancy, Best Opposite Sex of Variety; a Blue for Senior Doe Fancy; 2 Blues for Senior Buck Fancy; and a Blue for Junior Buck Fancy.

4-H’ers competed in three categories of oral communication – educational presentations, working exhibits and extemporaneous speaking. In educational presentations, the 4-H’ers taught their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the 4-H’ers invited passers-by to try a skill they demonstrate. In extemporaneous speaking, the 4-H’ers prepared a speech in 30 minutes and delivered it to an audience.

“Almost any time fairgoers come into the 4-H Exhibits Building they can learn from a 4-H’er participating in a communications activity,” said Mitchell Hoyer, program coordinator for Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development. “Effective communication means appealing to the interests of your audience.”

Webster County presenters and the results of their efforts are:

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Reagan Black, Somers – Merit; Brooklin Border, Fort Dodge – Excellence; Rebecca Nellis, Fort Dodge Excellence; Hannah Peterson, Harcourt Merit; Nathan Rethwisch, Fort Dodge – Excellence; Rachel Rethwisch, Fort Dodge Excellence

SHARE THE FUN

Brooklin Border, Fort Dodge – Recognition; Lauren Harris, Fort Dodge and Alexis Stuhrenberg, Fort Dodge – Recognition; Rebecca Nellis, Fort Dodge Recognition; Hannah Peterson, Harcourt – Recognition

WORKING EXHIBITS

Nick Corey, Fort Dodge, and Tommy Lennon, Duncombe Exellence; Dallas and Derek Hammitt, Vincent, – Excellence; Olivia Mitchell, Duncombe, and Leslie Housken, Lehigh Excellence; Hannah Rees, Duncombe, Christine Housken, Lehigh, and Cassidy Lambert, Lehigh Excellence; Daryan Scharf, Fort Dodge, and Dillon Sytsma, Harcourt – Excellence

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING Rebecca Nellis, Fort Dodge – Excellence; Katelyn Pliner, Fort Dodge Merit