Fifth Annual Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase Is Aug. 25 At State Fair

Dairy youth recognition program seeks additional donors to help recognize future dairy industry leaders.

Published on: Jul 18, 2013

Fundraising efforts are underway for the annual Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase, scheduled for Sunday, August 25, at the AgStar Arena on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

The 4-H Dairy Showcase, which began in 2009, recognizes 4-H dairy youth for their dedication, involvement and passion in cattle and their communities.

Donors to the 4-H Dairy Showcase make monetary contributions that represent their organization's support of the Minnesota dairy industry. Donors are invited to a celebration brunch prior to the event, are at the event to present awards to the 4-H'ers, and are recognized throughout event promotion efforts.

The showcase committee is looking for additional donors in this final phase of its annual fundraising drive.

Fifth Annual Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase Is Aug. 25 At State Fair
Fifth Annual Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase Is Aug. 25 At State Fair

Donor levels include Bulk Tank ($2,500 and up), Milk Can ($1,000 to $2,499), Gallon ($500 to $999), Quart ($250 to $499) and Pint (up to $249).

The committee is pleased to recognize AgStar Financial Services and the Gopher Dairy Club who have already committed to being a Bulk Tank donor this year by donating $2,500 each.

Contributions for this year's event will be accepted until July 30.

To participate in the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Showcase, state fair 4-H dairy cattle exhibitors who receive a purple or blue ribbon in their respective class are eligible. Youth also complete an online leadership portfolio and earn points based on his or her project leadership, dairy-related activities and community involvement.

Bonus points are given to individuals receiving champion and reserve champion honors. A judging committee selects the top 25 based on a scorecard format.

To date, the event has awarded more than $50,000 to deserving Minnesota 4-H Youth.

The dairy showcase is a joint effort between the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association and the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Project Development Committee.

To make a contribution, please contact Steve Pooch, fundraising chair, at Steve.Pooch@mnstatefair.org.

More information about the program may be found at www.mnlivestockbreeders.org