May 14, 2014

4-H range judging team scores national win

Imagine preparing for a state contest—learning everything needed to identify any possible plant, forb or woody bush or tree that grows in North Dakota, to judge soil condition, and determine if the ecology of a site is favorable to cattle or quail. Then, after winning the state contest, preparing for a national competition that involves completely different flora.
That is exactly what 4-H range judging team members Emily Klein, William Liffrig, Ashly Miller, and Michael Schmidt dealt with recently. And they did it exceptionally well, returning home from the 2014 4-H National Land and Range Judging Competition as national team champions with all individual placings in the top ten.

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