4-H youth from across the county are studying hard and getting their buzzer fingers ready for statewide 4-H Project Bowl competitions to start in March. According to the Minnesota 4-H Website, Project Bowl competitions are the second most attended event during the 4-H year. Patterned after the golden-oldie television show “College Bowl”, it challenges teams of 3-6 youth on their knowledge of 4-H project areas: Dairy, Dog, General Livestock, Horse, Poultry, Rabbit, Wildlife and this year in Lama too.
There are four Regional Project Bowls, followed by the State Project Bowl. Each has two divisions: Junior (grades 3 – 8) and Senior (grades 4 – 4-H graduation). Regional winners advance to the State Project Bowl and state winners in dairy, general livestock, horse, poultry and wildlife go on to national contests.
Crow Wing County will be well represented in March with more than seven teams, having both senior and junior groups represented. The first regional competition will be held March 7th in Foley, and the State competition is scheduled for April 11.
For more information about how to join 4-H or how to become a volunteer, contact Courtney Johnson, 4-H Program Coordinator at 218-824-1069