Clarion team places in 4-H challenge

From staff reports

A Clarion County team of 4-H members won second place in the Pennsylvania 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge.

The contest was held June 7-9 at State College. There were nearly 90 teams who competed in the challenge.

The Clarion team, named The Marketing Team, earned their second-place finish with a presentation titled “Saving Small Farms One Bean at a Time.”

The team was made up of Sam Anderson, Briar Kentzel and Emilee Klingler. Each member of the team received a $750 scholarship to be used for further education and/or training beyond high school.

The Pennsylvania 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge is a new and innovative program that provides 4-H youths a chance to showcase the wide array of skills that they have gained through their 4-H experiences,” said Joshua Rice, assistant program director for Penn State Extension’s 4-H and Youth Development Program.

“The program asks youth to showcase their problem solving, public speaking, and entrepreneurial skills all while learning more about local agriculture and career opportunities. This program will have an enormous impact on the growth and development of not only our 4-H youth, but also on our communities through the commonwealth,” Rice said.