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4-H 'ers place in North Dakota State Crop Show

The top samples in the 4-H division competed in the championship division.

Several 4-H members placed in the championship division of the 2023 North Dakota State Crop Show held during the North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City. The crop show includes divisions for 4-H youth, FFA youth and adults or other state residents (open division).

Competitors may exhibit crop samples grown in North Dakota during either of the last two crop seasons. Each participant may enter only one sample per lot. The championship division includes all blue-ribbon crop samples from the 4-H, FFA and open divisions.

In the 4-H division, each youth receives a blue, red or white ribbon for their crop sample quality in each lot. The top blue ribbon sample in a lot becomes the champion 4-H exhibit. Sponsors support a premium for each ribbon – $5 for each blue ribbon, $3 for red and $1 for white. The champion 4-H exhibit in each lot receives $10.

In the championship division, the top four to six crop samples per lot receive up to a $100 premium with an adjustment in premium down to sixth place. Each crop premium varies according to sponsorship.

The 4-H division winners and their placings in the championship division were:

  • Harrison Lies, Wells County – 1st in pinto beans
  • Claire MacDonald, Cass County – 1st in millet
  • MacKenzie Motter, Steele County – 1st in red beans
  • Elizabeth Kleven, Steele County – 1st in garbanzo bean
  • Anastasia Weber, Stutsman County – 2nd in green lentil
  • Haaken Kuamme, Cass County – 2nd in two-row malting barley
  • Leo Lahlum, LaMoure County –2nd in six-row barley, 3rd in flax
  • Jackson Topp, Foster County – 3rd in durum wheat, 5th in hard red spring wheat
  • Luke Schwab, Ransom County – 3rd in pinto beans, 6th in shelled corn

The purpose of the North Dakota State Crop Show is to bring awareness to the crops of North Dakota and their value to the state, nation and world.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – April 13, 2023

Source: Adrian Biewer, 701-231-6184, adrian.biewer@ndsu.edu

Editor: Elizabeth Cronin, 701-231-7881, elizabeth.cronin@ndsu.edu

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