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Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Feb 05, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019 — Stutsman County Extension Office
Annie's Project Feb 21, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019 — North Dakota Farmers Union Jamestown
Stutsman County Ag Update Feb 27, 2019 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Stutsman County Extension Office
Soil Testing Clinic Mar 12, 2019 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Stutsman County Extension Office
My First Job: Child Care Mar 15, 2019 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Stutsman County Extension Office
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Stutsman County 4-H

4-H provides hands-on, real life experiences through projects, activities and events. Our program is available to all youth in Stutsman County. 4-H is the largest and the only research-based youth program in the state. Here you can find information, record books, forms, and applications related to the Stutsman County 4-H program. Please use the links on the left to navigate your way through the page!

4-H pledge with clover


4-H Motto:  To Make the Best Better


Stutsman County's National Qualifiers

Congratulations to the following 4-Hers who have won at the state level and are qualified for or competed at the national event.  We are proud to support our members at this level who will be representing Stutsman County and North Dakota.


Victoria Christensen was part of the CHAMPION Hippology team at the Western National Roundup in Denver, CO on January 10-13, 2019.  The team did awesome - following are the results and pictures. 

**Hippology**  -Written Exam/Slides Individual High Point - Victoria Christensen – 4th place;  Station ID Individual High Point - Victoria Christensen – 1st place, Marit Wang – 6th place; Horse Judging Contest Individual High Point - Marit Wang – 1st place; Individual High Point OVERALL - Marit Wang – 1st place, Victoria Christensen – 2nd place

Team Exam/Slides – 2nd place, Team Station ID – 1st place; Team Horse Judging – 6th place; Team problem – 1st place;  High Team Point Overall – 1st place (won by 40 points)

Coach Barb Rice (left) leads team members pictured below:  Victoria Christensen (Stutsman), Marit Wang (Benson), Jacob Arnold (Benson), and Ashton Wold (Ramsey) to a CHAMPIONSHIP title in this year's National Western Round-up Hippology Contest.

Horse classic overall = (Horse Judging, Hippology, Quiz Bowl, Presentations and Public Speaking combined)

North Dakota took 2nd place overall.

Victoria Christensen & Team - Western Nationals 2019

Victoria Christensen - Western Nationals 2019

Chayla Kuss was invited to be a part of the Livestock Judging team who qualified to go to the Western National Roundup in Denver, CO on Jan 10-13, 2019.  Following is the press release of the team event and results, and a picture of the team.  WAY TO GO!!! 

North Dakota 4-H Livestock Judging Team Places Fourth at Western National Roundup

 The 4-H Livestock Judging team representing North Dakota recently competed at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado, January 10 – 13, 2019,  placing fourth out of 26 teams.

 Last March the Kidder County 4-H Livestock Judging Team finished second at the ND State Livestock Judging contest, qualifying them for the chance to judge in Denver. However, two of the team members on that team had already competed in Denver in 2017, therefore making them ineligible for the 2019 contest. A team of 5 was assembled from neighboring counties to represent North Dakota in Denver from 4-H youth that received high scores in the qualifying state contest. Kaitlyn Peterson of Bismarck, Chayla Kuss, of Woodworth, a Stutsman County 4-H member from Woodworth Golden Eagles Club, and Madeliene Nichols of Sykeston were invited to join Kidder County members Bradyn Lachenmeier of Tappen and Ethan Galbreath of Steele to form team North Dakota at Denver.

 Team North Dakota departed from Steele Tuesday morning, January 8 and first stopped at Koester Red Angus to evaluate their sale bulls. The team arrived in Fort Collins Wednesday night to prepare for the busy week of practice before the big event. Workouts included Flatlands Showpigs of Merino, CO and Magnum Feedyard, Wiggins, CO where the team prepared for the Feedlot Cattle class which is a staple in the Western National contest. Thursday we spent the morning at the Colorado State University Equine Complex judging practice classes to help prepare for the contest. That afternoon and evening the team practiced reasons.

 The morning of the contest the kids looked confident on the floor of the stadium while judging classes and when the judging was complete they rode a bus back to the hotel for reasons. Kaitlyn Peterson had the opportunity to make new friends in the elevator after it had been stalled roughly one hour as it carried 11 contestants back to the reasons’ rooms. After the contest she had a great attitude about the misfortune and laughed about the elevator mishap.

 When the awards portion was complete, “Team North Dakota” had made their presence known.  Bradyn Lachenmeier finished the contest as Reserve High Individual out of a field of 100 competitors and Peterson finished 11th. The team finished in a very close fourth place, eight points behind the High Team, Texas, followed by Kansas and Pennsylvania.

 Team and individual placings were:

* Team - Sheep, High Team; Swine, fifth; Cattle, seventh; Reasons, seventh; Goats, 14th 

* Peterson - Sheep, High Individual; Overall, 11th; Cattle, 14th

* Lachenmeier - Overall, second; Cattle, fifth; Sheep, sixth; Goats, 16th

* Kuss - Swine, 11th; Sheep, 17th

The kids said they enjoyed the contest and learned a lot about evaluating high quality livestock.

 To all who have contributed to funding this team and the teams before, thank you. The skills developed and success the team members from Kidder County and our 2019 “Team North Dakota” have shared would not have been possible without your support.

 Photo Byline: 4-H Livestock Team North Dakota L to R; Coach Zac Hall, Kaitlyn Peterson, Bradyn Lachenmeier, Ethan Galbreath, Madeliene Nichols and Chayla Kuss

 Chayla Kuss - Western Nationals


Ethan Sprague placed 2nd at the 2018 ND State Archery contest in June at Washburn in Freestyle and has earned a spot on the state team that will be competing at the National 4-H Shooting Sports event in Grand Island, NE in June of 2019.  Way to go Ethan!!!

 2nd place at state - qualified to go to nationals in 2019

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