Four teams from Iowa competed at the AKSARBEN 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl. Eighteen Franklin and Story county youth participated in the contest that was held in Omaha, Nebraska on September 26. Franklin County placed third in the nationwide competition. 4-H members answered questions about beef, goats, sheep and swine as well as current events facing the livestock industry. The teams were coached by Jacki Dohlman, County Youth Coordinator in Franklin County and Katlin Kahler, a junior in Animal Science from Story County.
The purpose of the quiz bowl is to help youth develop positive interests and attitudes about animal science and related careers. To promote knowledge gain in the animal science projects and utilize skills and abilities to solve everyday situations. It also encourages participants to seek out higher education opportunities and careers related to animal science. Participants process information, analyze complex problems and make informed decisions regarding current agricultural, environmental and livestock industry issues. Youth participating in livestock quiz bowl have demonstrated decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, self-confidence and teamwork skills in preparing and competition.
Back Row Left to Right: Jackie Dohlman (coach of Franklin County), Jenna Shahan, Elizabeth Thiesen, Justine Jordahl, Jacob Fjeld, Jaiden Shahan, Jacob Sterle, Avery Mather, Ashley Kahler, Nicole Dewell, Katlin Kahler (coach of Story County)
Front Row Left to Right: Colby Thiesen, Mikayla Fjeld, Macey Rust, Laela Ragsdale, Spencer Baldwin, Ellie Moser, Jordan Rydl, Dana Edleman and Jackson Sterle