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4-H members compete in Regional Project Bowls

Junior General Livestock A (back row, left to right): Gabrielle Palmer, Travis Yohnke, Molly Maudal; (front) Francesca Palmer, Jack Schouweiler.1 / 4
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Senior Horse (left to right): Josh Hedstrom, Nicole Giroux, Jenna Hedstrom, Paige Gabrielson.3 / 4
Senior Poultry (left to right): Sarah Buse, Molly Schouweiler, Gabby Way, Megen Way.4 / 4

Can you name a breed of rabbit that has a compact body type? Do you know where Berkshire swine originated? What is colic? What is a ruminant animal? What are the wing feathers on a chicken called?

The 4-H Project bowl allows youth to study a chosen project more in depth to learn as much as they can about nutrition, breeds, care, genetics, body and conditioning and more.

The Minnesota 4-H Project bowl is the second largest 4-H event after the Minnesota State Fair. Patterned after the golden oldies television show "College Bowl," it challenges teams of three to six youth in their knowledge of certain 4-H project areas.

Six teams from Douglas County 4-H participated in Regional Project Bowl events in Foley and Redwood Falls. The teams marked with an asterisk* went on to compete in the 4-H State Project Bowl on April 21 in Foley.

Attending the Regional Project Bowl on March 3 in Foley:

*Junior Rabbit: Champion - Kayla Egenes and Megan Egenes of Chippewans 4-H Club, Alexandria; Mitchell Floding of Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club, Alexandria; Shane Massmann of Liberty Livewires 4-H Club, Osakis; Madison Floden of Hoofbeats 4-H Club, Carlos; Christina Kuismi of Christina Lakers 4-H Club, Evansville.

*Junior General Livestock A: Champion - Gabrielle Palmer and Travis Yohnke of Spruce Hill Rangers 4-H Club, Carlos; Molly Maudal of Liberty Livewires 4-H Club, Carlos; Francesca Palmer of Spruce Hill Rangers 4-H Club, Carlos and Jack Schouweiler of Chippewans 4-H Club, Alexandria.

Junior General Livestock B: 6th place - Christina Palmer, Spencer Yohnke, Preston Yohnke and Joseph Palmer of the Spruce Hill Rangers 4-H Club, Carlos.

Senior General Livestock: 4th place - Jordan Lund, Cody Lund and Will Schroeder of Moe 4-H Club, Brandon, and Grant Yohnke of Spruce Hill Rangers 4-H Club, Carlos;

*Senior Horse: Reserve Champion - Josh Hedstrom, Jenna Hedstrom and Paige Gabrielson of Hoofbeats 4-H Club, Alexandria, and Nicole Giroux, Independent, Alexandria.

Attending the Regional Project Bowl on March 17 in Redwood Falls:

*Senior Poultry: Champion - Sarah Buse, Gabby Way and Megen Way of the Chippewans 4-H Club, Garfield, and Molly Schouweiler of Chippewans 4-H Club, Alexandria.

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