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Grand Forks, Ward County Teams Win 4-H Crop Judging Contest

Youth bring home honors from the 4-H crop judging contest.

The Grand Forks County 4-H crop judging team placed first in the senior division of the North Dakota state 4-H crop judging contest, which was held in conjunction with the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City.

Team members are Evan Coles, Emily McHugo and Isaak McHugo of Grand Forks, Jennifer Schneibel of Manvel, William Stover of Larimore and Ryan Juve of Thompson. The Grand Forks County team is coached by Cheryl Granger and Tyler Stover.

Coles placed first individually in the senior 4-H contest with a score of 934 out of a possible 1,000 points.

The Ward County team placed first in the junior division of the state contest. Team members are Mark Schauer and Daylon Yanish of Carpio, and Abby Finke of Berthold. The team is coached by Kelly Finke.

Schauer placed first individually in the junior contest with a score of 770 out of a possible 800 points.

The remaining top teams in the senior division were:

  • Second - Mountrail County, with team members Andrew Haakenson and Tyson Odermann of Parshall, Danny Littlefield of New Town and Logan Ruud of Ross. The team is coached by Roger Christenson.
  • Third - Walsh County, with team members Andrew Myrdal of Edinburg, Conner Hodek of Fordville, Justin Klose of Hoople, and Owen Zikmund and Jonah Zikmund of Pisek. The coach is Brad Brummond.
  • Fourth - Steele County, with team members Jake Doll of Finley, Sydney Jacobson of Hatton, Emma Gullicks of Galesburg and Jerrett Kihne of Mayville. The team is coached by Angie Johnson.

The remaining top teams in the junior division were:

  • Second - Foster County, with team members Joe Lindberg of Pingree and Abby Lee, Maddyx Davis and Kenleigh Hinrichs, all of Carrington. Coaches are Joel Lemer and Bruce Bachmeier.
  • Third - Mountrail County, with team members Alyssa Haakenson and Brendan Haakenson of Parshall, and Rebecca Littlefield of New Town. The team is coached by Roger Christenson.
  • Fourth - Dickey and LaMoure counties, with team members Alex Lahlum and Leo Lahlum of Marion, and Evan Olson of Forbes. The team is coached by Eric Lahlum and Dan Spellerberg.
  • Fifth - Grand Forks County, with team members Tucker Stover and Phoebe Stover of Larimore, and Gabriel Schneibel of Manvel. The Grand Forks County team is coached by Cheryl Granger and Tyler Stover.

The junior crop judging contest consists of crop seed pan classes, identification of plants and seeds, market factors of wheat, grain grading, and identification of insects and equipment. The senior contest also includes crop disorders.

The 4-H crop judging contest is conducted with support and sponsorship from the North Dakota Winter Show, North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association, and the North Dakota 4-H Foundation. The Valley City Eagles Club hosted the event.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - March 18, 2020

Source:Dean Aakre, 701-231-8595, dean.aakre@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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