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Katie Pinke looks at the positive impact of 4-H on youth.
To connect teens with adults, Northwood Public School along with a community healthcare partner held its first Multi-Generation Trivia Night with 14 teams participating. Katie Pinke was a part of the last-place team and shares the wins she still experienced between friends and three generations of her family.
Katie Pinke shares four key takeaways from Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce's banquet for each community and county to celebrate agriculture.
Katelyn Engquist works full time in agriculture but has started a side business of custom cookie decorating. She plans to hold a cookie decorating class on Dec. 3 in her hometown of Chokio, Minnesota.
A planned weekend away to a country music concert gave Katie Pinke a reminder of support for mental health after seeing and hearing Wynonna Judd on stage who lost her mother and singing partner Naomi Judd to mental illness this year.
"Last week, I experienced two widely different new experiences on the same day: witnessing my first harvest of a new crop and watching Elizabeth at her first state golf meet in a new sport."

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Nick Stromme recently gave a beeswax candle and beehive demonstration a local 4-H meeting. Stromme increased his family's beehives from 500 to 3,500 growing the commercial honey business while he and his wife Lisa also utilize the by-products of wax and bee pollen for new products they sell locally.
“An ideal buyer would have a good understanding of the food industry and an entrepreneurial mindset that allows the business to continuously grow," said Mary Hodny, current owner of Leo's Potato Dumplings. "They must also have the insight and open-mindedness to see its potential.”
How many people would go hungry if we break up big ag, like a bumper sticker said? My simple answer is billions. Billions with a “B.”

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