Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders to air on Pioneer PBS Oct. 10
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Libby Montreuil interviewing a 4-Her and her llama.
Libby Montreuil interviewing a 4-Her and her llama.

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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — In collaboration with National 4-H Week, Pioneer PBS will air a new edition of Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders, a program which celebrates the accomplishments of Minnesota’s 4-Hers and showcases the values and mission of 4-H.

Hosted by Libby Montreuil, this year’s Growing True Leaders travels to St. Cloud for the Engineering Design Challenge where 4-Hers from all over the state were tasked with designing a Rube Goldberg-type machine that helped a superhero save the planet!

Another highlight of the program is a visit to the llama and alpaca encampment at the Minnesota State Fair. The parade of lamas in creative costumes led by their 4-H handlers is rapidly growing in popularity as a new 4-H State Fair event.

Other interviews in the 30-minute program feature a 4-H project on zoonotic diseases through an escape room activity and a story about a 4-Her who completely remodeled and furnished an old camper into an HGTV-worthy project.

Finally, Pioneer PBS turns the camera over to up-and-coming 4-H videographers by featuring a short video by 4-Hers at a State Fair video event.

As Minnesota’s largest youth development organization, 4-H strives “to make the best better” through hands-on projects in areas such as science, health, agriculture, citizenship and the arts. 4-H programs provide a safe, fun and educational environment provided by the staff and many adult volunteers. In this community-based setting, young people find the encouragement to become responsible leaders in their communities.

Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders is produced and edited by Dylan Curfman. The half-hour program will air Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. on Pioneer PBS. Following the broadcast, it will also be available to watch online at www.pioneer.org/4-H.

Major supporters for Minnesota 4-H: Growing True Leaders include the Minnesota Farmers Union, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation.

About Pioneer PBS

Pioneer PBS is an award-winning, viewer supported television station serving western Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas and northwestern Iowa. For more information, visit www.pioneer.org or call 1-800-726-3178.