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January Project Bowl Updates

Project Bowl season is upon us! The second most attended event during the 4-H year is the Project Bowl competition. Patterned after the golden-oldie television show "College Bowl", it challenges teams of 3-6 youth on their knowledge of 4-H project areas: Dairy, Dog, General Livestock, Horse, Poultry, Rabbit and Wildlife.

There are four Regional Project Bowls (each team only has to attend one regional event), followed by the State Project Bowl. Each has two divisions: Junior (grades 3 - 8) and Senior (grades 4 - 4-H graduation). Regional winners advance to the State Project Bowl and state winners in dairy, general livestock, horse, and poultry go on to national contests.

Current teams:

  • General Livestock
  • Rabbit
  • Lama

Other teams available:

  • Dairy (an individual has volunteered to coach)
  • Dog
  • Horse
  • Poultry
  • Wildlife

Dairy, Dog, Horse, Poultry and Wildlife Project Bowl Kick-Off Meeting

Are you interested in learning more about dairy, dog, horse, poultry or wildlife project bowl? We will have a kick-off meeting on Monday, January 15 at 6:30 pm at the Mower County 4-H Building.
We will start with a brief introduction to project bowl, a competition demonstration and then will talk about team formation.

If interested in learning more about these areas or to join one of these teams, this will be your opportunity! Please contact April if you are interested in any of the Project Bowl areas! 507-437-9552 or

Attention Rabbit Project Members
Are you interested in participating in rabbit quiz bowl?  We would like you to join us for our kick-off and first practice on Tuesday, January 2 from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Mower County 4-H Building.  The group plans to practice on Tuesday nights from 4:30 - 6 pm and may also have some additional practice times.

SE Invitational 4-H Project Bowl
This event will be held on February 17, 2018 at 9 am at the Byron High School.  Registration for this event is due by February 7 and the fee for each team to compete is $35. A copy of the registration form may be found on the Mower County Extension website.

Regional and State Bowl dates and locations are:

  • March 3 – Foley
  • March 10 – Hastings
  • March 17 – Grand Rapids
  • March 17 – Redwood Falls
  • March 24 – Snow date
  • April 7 – State Bowl (Sauk Rapids)

Get your friends together, recruit a coach, study hard, and ... most of all HAVE FUN during the Project Bowl season!

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