Tate, of Rosemount, Minnesota, interviews 4-Hers from throughout the state explaining what they have learned about poultry, livestock, cooking, engineering and design. 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.
Throughout the program, Tate reviews the philosophy and practices of the 4-H program and its family-centered approach. Future leaders from Otter Tail, Sibley, Fillmore, Meeker counties and other regions in the state are featured.
4-H at the Minnesota State Fair was produced and edited by Kristofor Gieske of Pioneer Public Television. Gieske was assisted by fellow Pioneer staff members including Production Director Timothy H. Bakken, with additional videography and editing by Ben Dempcy.
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 Gold’N Plump.