February has been a very busy month for Dunn County 4-H members.
Ian Dukart of Manning and Brayden Klym of Dunn Center are participating in 4-H Livestock Judging. Livestock judging consists of six classes of livestock, two of each species of beef, sheep and swine.
The members must places the four animals in each class from first to fourth. On three of the classes (one of each species), they must present a set of oral reasons to defend why they placed the classes in the order they did. They have competed in two contests so far this season, one in Dickinson and one in Bowman. They will travel to Beulah on Feb. 25, and then to Fargo for the State Contest on March 4.
Three members of the Crooked Knife 4-H Club participated in the Citizenship in Action Event on Feb. 19-20 in Bismarck. Iris Dukart, Faith Norby, and Shadera Burian all of Manning participated in the event designed for youth grades 7-12 who are interested in citizenship and the political process.
The members participated in in mini sessions involving parliamentary procedures, goals, communications, and about the Legislative system.
They also got to visit the State Capitol and watch a session of the legislative system and meet with local legislators. The members were accompanied by Crooked Knife 4-H leaders Angie Dukart.