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Morgan Kastner Claims 2nd Runner Up for Dan Patch Award

If you are involved in the Clay County Horse Project, or Clay County 4-H in general – you have more than likely crossed paths with Morgan Kastner. ‘Bored’ would never work as a word to describe Morgan, who tried just about everything 4-H has to offer. Morgan’s first love is horses which is made clear by her involvement in all areas of the 4-H horse program – both at a county and state level. Her involvement with horses also stems outside of 4-H, as she is constantly working to increase her knowledge and skill while helping others do the same. Though her love for horses is unmistakable, Morgan is very involved in multiple other opportunities within 4-H. From Science of Agriculture to leading in multiple leadership roles on Clay’s 4-H Board of Directors, her involvement keeps growing.

The Dan Patch award has been awarded to one deserving 4-H each year since 1966. The award is based on the individual's overall achievement, leadership, and service. The Dan Patch award focuses on youth in 10th through one year past 12th grade at the start of the contest year. To apply for the award, the applicant must submit a resume and portfolio, and finalists must complete a judging day which consists of a personal interview, group problem discussion and a presentation to a team of judges. Morgan made it through the initial applicant phase, into the final round and was award 2nd runner up!

As 2nd runner up, Morgan wins a trip with her horse to the MN State Horse Show and will be stalled in the well-decorated center isle of the main Horse Barn. Congratulations Morgan!

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