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N.D. 4-H’ers Compete in Agronomy Judging Contest

Grand Forks/LaMoure County teams take first place in the junior and senior divisions of the crop judging contest.

The Grand Forks/LaMoure County team placed first in the senior division of the state 4-H crop judging contest held March 6 at the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City.

The team members are Thomas Granger, Derrick Juve, Eva Lahlum and Greg Lahlum.

In the crop judging contest, 4-H’ers evaluate and rank classes of three pans each of hard red spring wheat, durum, barley and oats for seed value. Participants also identify insects, plant and seed mounts, and agronomy disorders.

Counties could enter any number of 4-H participants in each division of the contest. The top three scores from the members of the county team are added to make a team score.

The second-place team in the senior division is from Morton County. Team members are Hailey Geiger, Bailey Schlosser, Bryce Peter and Shandra Getzlaff. The team from Foster County placed third. Team members are Jacey Retzlaff, Casey Mack, Justin Lee and Mariah House.

Thomas Granger of Grand Forks/LaMoure County was high individual in the senior division.

A team from LaMoure/Grand Forks counties also placed first in the junior division. Team members are Alex Lahlum, Rachel Juve and Zach Lahlum.

The second-place team in the junior division is from Walsh County. Members are Lilly Bina, Justin Klose, Zac Zikmund, Andrew Myrdal, Jonah Zikmund, Owen Zikmund and Conner Hodek. The team from Mountrail County placed third. Members are Andrew Haakenson, Tyson Odermann, Colter Sanderson and Dylan Locken.

Rachel Juve from Grand Forks/LaMoure was high individual in the junior division.

In the open division, a team from Stutsman County placed first, followed by the team from Rolette.

Awards for the contest were sponsored by the Valley City Lions Club, North Dakota Winter Show and North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association, and received support from the North Dakota 4-H Foundation.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - March 11, 2015

Source:Nevada Turbiville, (701) 440-8957, nevada.j.turbiville@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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