Hosted by 4-H volunteer Libby Tate of Rosemount, MN, this year’s show featured interviews with Paige Netzke of the Lamberton Leprechauns of Redwood County, a team of 4-Hers from Scott and Le Sueur Counties, Tyler Amick of the Enterprise 4-H Club of Mower County, Audrey Lane of the Chub Lake Beavers of Dakota County, Sam Johnson of the Myrtle 4-H Club in Freeborn County, Caleb and Carley Vinkemeier of Carver County and Kahlyn Sweet of the Interstate Hi-Flyers of Olmsted County.
4-Hers from 83 counties throughout Minnesota attended the fair this year and brought more than 2,900 animals with them. One of the animals featured in the show is Paige Netzke’s steer, “Pretty Boy.” Netzke is attending the University of Minnesota where she is enrolled in the pre-veterinary medicine program. Tyler Amick of Austin, Minnesota is serving his second year as a statewide 4-H Ambassador and his knowledge of poultry earned him the title of Poultry Prince for 2014.
Throughout the program, host Libby Tate reviews the philosophy and practices of the 4-H program and its family-centered “learn by doing” approach. According to Tate nearly 6,000 Minnesota youth are involved with 4-H exhibits and animal shows at the fair. It is estimated that 320,000 fairgoers visit the 4-H building each year.
4-H at the Minnesota State Fair was produced and edited by Kristofor Gieske. Gieske was assisted by his fellow Postcards crew members Ben Dempcy, Dana Johnson and Andrea Singleton.
Major supporters for 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair include the CHS Foundation, Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association.