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By Gayle VanVooren
Mascot Editor  

Minneota and area kids did quite well at the state fair last week.
Ten purple ribbons have been garnered by local kids so far.
Adam Josephson took his Spring Calf to the Fair, and it was entered into the Commercial Breeding Heifer category. Adam had actually selected the bull and cow to produce this calf, and it turned out to be a winner.
There were 52 heifers in the division that Adam’s was entered in, and his won the first class. His Dad, Scott Josephson, told him, “Not to expect more,” as it was just a calf, but they were both surprised when the entry was the Champion in the Commercial division.
Adam was able to show his calf in the Coliseum, and while it did not win there, he had the championship to his credit.
Said an excited Scott, “This was the first time a Spring Calf has won in this division.”

Some of the results were in from other areas of the fair:
• Charles Bot - Blue Ribbon on  Market Gilt
• Emily Bot - Purple Ribbon on Lightweight Crossbred Barrow
• Joshua Bot - Purple Ribbon on Market Goat Showmanship-Intermediate; Blue Ribbon on Medium Meat Market Goat
Some of the results were in from other areas of the Fair:
• Charles Bot - Blue Ribbon on  Market Gilt
• Emily Bot - Purple Ribbon on Lightweight Crossbred Barrow

• Joshua Bot - Purple Ribbon on Market Goat Showmanship-Intermediate; Blue Ribbon on Medium Meat Market Goat
• Lee Bot - Reserve Champion on Sr. Meat Breeding Doe; Reserve Champion on Breeding Sr. Doe; Purple Ribbon on Meat Breeding Doe Showmanship-Senior
• Jack Buysse - Lawn and Landscape Design, Gr. 6-8
• Shay Buysse - Photography Gr. 6-8
• Alex Guttormsson - Purple Ribbon on Market Lamb - Intermediate Showmanship; Purple Ribbon on Middleweight Market Lamb Black Face
• Adam Josephson - Purple Ribbon on Champion Commercial Spring Calf/Commercial Heifer
• Isaac Josephson - Purple Ribbon on Shorthorn Plus -Junior Yearling
• Matthew Knutson - Fishing Sports, Gr. 6-8; Red Ribbon on Heavyweight Crossbred Barrow
• Alex Lessman - Blue Ribbon on Lightweight Crossbred Barrow; Gen. Livestock, Judging, Senior; Crafts, Gr. 9+
•Brigit Lozinski - Veterinary Science, Gr. 6-8; Gen. Livestock Judging, Intermediate; Heavyweight Crossbred Barrow
• Alex Moorse - Blue Ribbon on Jersey Winter Calf
• Brittany Moorse - Red Ribbon on Jersey 4-year old cow, Jersey Production; Livestock Demo-Team; Veterinary Science, Gr. 9+
• Dallas Moorse - Blue Ribbon on Market Gilt
• Garret Moorse - Red Ribbon on Registered Holstein 2 year old; Veterinary Science, Gr. 6-8
• Grant Moorse - Red Ribbon on Jersey 3-year old cow; Livestock Demo-Team
• Amanda Prellwitz - Cow/Calf Senior Showmanship; Blue Ribbon on Prospect Calf-Steer
• Brandon Prellwitz - Potatoes, Gr. 9+
• Hanna Prellwitz - Blue Ribbon on Prospect Calf-Heifer; Cow/Calf Intermediate Showmanship
• Nicole Prellwitz - Foods and Nutrition, Gr. 9+
• Elen Skaar - Purple Ribbon on Heavyweight Crossbred Barrow; Gen. Livestock Judging-Intermediate
• Leah Skaar - Blue Ribbon on Registered Duroc-January Gilt
• Troy Skaar - Gen. Livestock Judging-Intermediate; Market Gilt
• Alexa Swedzinski - Home Environment, Gr. 6-8
• Cal Swedzinski - Purple Ribbon on Mini Lop-Junior Buck; Crafts, Gr. 9+
• Claire VanKeulen - Blue Ribbon on Middleweight Market Lamb Black Face; PA in Market Lamb Senior Showmanship
• Julie VanKeulen - Purple Ribbon in Market Lamb Intermediate Showmanship, Blue Ribbon in Heavyweight Market Lamb Black Face
• Justin VanKeulen - Purple Ribbon in Meat Breeding Doe Showmanship; Blue Ribbon in Sr. Meat Breeding Doe
The Minnesota State Fair is proving to be a real proving ground for all of these Lyon County - and Minneota area - 4-H members. There are still more results to come in, and we will share them with you  next week.