North Dakota 4-H crop judging winners announced
A 4-H crop judging team of youth from Grand Forks and Griggs counties placed first in the senior division of the North Dakota state 4-H crop judging contest in Carrington.
Team members are William Stover, Tucker Stover and Mary Catherine Fewell.
The Foster County team placed second. Team members are Joe Lindberg, Abby Lee, Ashley Lindberg, and Breka Kuss.
The combined team of Dickey and Walsh counties placed third. Members are Evan Olson, Andrew Mydral and Hannah Mydral.
The senior division has a maximum individual score of 1,000 points. Top senior division scorer was Olson with a score of 938. William Stover was second with a score of 919. Tucker Stover was third with a score of 890. Joe Lindberg was fourth with a score of 885, and Lee placed fifth.
In the junior division, a team from Foster County placed first. Team members are Kenleigh Hinrichs, Brant Klein and Jackson Topp.
The team from Griggs and Adams counties placed second. Team members are Oliver Fewell, Jake Kessel and Lane Haugen.
The Sheridan County team placed third. Team members are Syndney Crimmins, Mason Stober, Anna Axt and Wyatt McLoed.
Grand Forks County placed fourth with team members Phoebe Stover, Luther Hoverson, Lyla Hoverson, and Lane Haugen.
Walsh County placed fifth with members Ingrid Myrdal, Jacob Monson, and Ashley Bina.
A team from Sargent and Grand Forks counties was sixth with members Liam Hoverson, Carter Planteen and Faith Planteen.
The junior crop contest has a maximum individual score of 800 points. Hinrichs placed first with 785 points. Fewell was second with 728. Third place was Myrdal with 726 points. Fourth place was Klein with 722 points, and Crimmins placed fifth, scoring 721 points.
The junior crop judging contest consists of crop seed pan classes, identification of plants and seeds, market factors of wheat, grain grading, and identification of insects and equipment. The senior contest also includes crop disorders.
The 4-H crop judging contest is conducted with support and sponsorship from the North Dakota Winter Show, North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association and North Dakota 4-H Foundation. The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center hosted the event.