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Premier Exhibitor winners announced
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MONROE - The fifth annual Green County Premier Exhibitor contest was held at the 2015 Green County Fair. The event is designed to recognize 4-H and FFA members who have shown exceptional involvement and knowledge in their respective project area.

The Premier Exhibitor contest was originally only open to any exhibitor in the areas of swine, dairy, beef, sheep and goats; however, new in 2015, it was open to exhibitors in the poultry and swine areas. The contest was divided into two age divisions. The junior division was for exhibitors in grades third through eighth and the senior division was for exhibitors in grades ninth and up.

During the event, contestants participated in showmanship and a skillathon and took a 35-point knowledge quiz. The skillathon consisted of four stations: breed identification, equipment identification, meat and cheese identification, and feed identification.

2015 Premier Exhibitor Results:


Junior Division

First Place: Reece Rufer, Hiawatha 4-H

Second Place: Austin Wostkunski, Pecatonica FFA

Senior Division

First Place: Karina Rosheisen, Brodhead FFA

Second Place: Taylor Gerlach, Brodhead FFA

Third Place: Ali Rosheisen, Brodhead FFA


Junior Division

First Place: Cole Mahlkuch, Juda Jolly Juniors 4-H

Second Place: Avery Marean, Cheese Country Clovers 4-H

Third Place: Brian McCullough, Juda FFA

Senior Division

First Place: Emilie Gietzel, Monticello FFA

Second Place: Rachel McCullough, Juda FFA

Third Place: Rachel Gilson, New Glarus FFA


Junior Division

First Place: Tristin Flanagan, Washington Center 4-H

Second Place: Anna Smith, Clarence Bridge Pioneers 4-H

Third place: Elly Beckman, Clarno 4-H


Junior Division

First Place: Marissa Vosberg, Young American 4-H

Second Place: Ruby Sheaffer, Spring Grove Honest Workers 4-H

Third Place: Kelli Polnow, Cheese Country Clovers 4-H

Senior Division

First Place: Abby Bethke, Cheese Country Clovers 4-H

Second Place: Danielle Schneider, Monroe FFA

Third Place: Kelsi Mueller, Next Generation 4-H


Junior Division

First Place: Audrey Ischi, Jolly Mixers 4-H

Second Place: Alex Swedlund, Spring Grove Honest Workers 4-H

Senior Division

First Place: Lindsey Woller, Belleville FFA


Junior Division

First Place: Alan Woller, Dayton Dairylanders 4-H

Second Place: Connor Novak, Clarno 4-H

Third Place: Avery Sheaffor, Spring Grove Honest Workers 4-H

Senior Division

First Place: Caleb Novak, Clarno 4-H

Second Place: Sharlene Swedlund, Juda FFA


Junior Division

First Place: Christian Wilkins, Hiawatha 4-H

Second Place: Mitchell Grossen, Cheese Country Clovers 4-H

Third Place: Bethany Drafall, Cheese Country Clovers 4-H

Senior Division

First Place: Alyssa Bailey, Hiawatha 4-H

Second Place: Cody Kuhlmyer, Monroe FFA

Third Place: Trevor Gilson, Pecatonica FFA

The top participant in each division was awarded an embroidered blanket, with the second and third place participants in each division receiving $30 and $20 Nasco show supply gift cards, respectively.

Sponsors for the contest included: Colony Brands Inc., Ischi Family Poultry Farm, Hesgard Collision LLC, Green County Holstein Breeders, Green Country Jr. Holsteins, Green County Beef Producers, Green County Pork Producers, Green County Sheep Producers, Green County 4-H Goat Committee.

For more information, contact Ellen Andrews, 4-H and Youth Development Agent, at 608-328-9440.