Written by Chelsea Corkins/Specialist in 4-H saline solutions
Families and young people gathered in Marshall for the 2022 Saline County Fair held July 9-17. The County Fair offers young people the opportunity to improve their communication skills, teamwork abilities and ultimately take pride in showcasing their year-long projects. Highlights include a variety of livestock shows, 4-H and FFA project shows, and the Premium Sale held Friday night. This year, more than $140,000 was donated to young people involved in the sale. New this year was the Champion’s Row — an opportunity for young winners of each species to meet the auction donors before the auction. 4-H also presented eight new Best in Show awards for the top projects from more than 650 entries submitted for judging and 148 showing up at the Missouri State Fair.
Saline County Fair results include:
Fashion review: The clothes you buy – Junior Grand Champion Telynn Shaw, Reserve Junior Champion Braelyn Johnson; Grand Intermediate Champion Azlann Buck; reserve intermediate champion Mattalie Shaw; Senior Grand Champion Andi Gooden, FFA — Grand Champion Ashtyn Johnson; Knitting – Grand Champion Braelyn Johnson.
Public speaking and demonstrations: Prepared Speech — Intermediate Grand Champion Mary Butner, Senior Grand Champion Andi Gooden, Senior Reserve Champion Joseph Martinez-Kurtti; Improvised Speech – Intermediate Grand Champion Brodey Bartlett, Senior Grand Champion Andi Gooden; Tech Assist – Intermediate Grand Champion Bailee Vogel, Intermediate Reserve Champion Kaidyn Foster; Egg Demonstration – Intermediate Grand Champion Brodey Bartlett; Cooking with Honey — Intermediate Grand Champion Bailee Vogel; General Demonstration – Junior Grand Champion Charlot Thornton, Reserve Champion Ty Mullins; Grand Intermediate Champion Audrey Tinoco, Reserve Champion Ty Murphy; Caden Bothel, senior grand champion; Working Demo – Junior Grand Champion Bricen Vogel, Intermediate Grand Champion Bailee Vogel, Reserve Champion Chloe Anderson; Senior Grand Champion Bailey Riley.
Sport fishing: Junior 1st place – Hagen Brandt, 2nd place – Tinley Thomas; Intermediate 1st place — Ty Murphy; 2nd place — Whit Thomas.
Dog show: Grand Champion Obedience for Beginners – Haley Baker and Theo; Reserve Champion – Taylor Gotmer and Lucy; Advanced Obedience Grand Champion – Haley Baker and Maisy, Reserve Champion – Andi Gooden and Lola; Grand Champion of Showmanship for Beginners – Sammy Kirchhoff and Charlie; Advanced Showmanship Grand Champion – Andi Gooden and Lola, Reserve Champion – Haley Baker and Theo.
Meats: Grand Champion Bacon—Owen Schroeder, Reserve Champion Bacon—Avery Schroeder; Grand Smoked Ham Champion – Andrea Anderson, Reserve Jaxson Gooden Smoked Ham Champion; Grand Champion Unsmoked Ham — Andrea Anderson, Reserve Champion Unsmoked Ham — Bailee Vogel.
Shooting sports: Junior Archery 1st Ben Kruger, 2nd Owen Schroeder, 3rd Braelyn Johnson; Intermediate Archery 1st Ben Kirchhoff, 2nd Davis Wilkinson, 3rd Mary Butner; Senior Archery 1st Dalyn Johnson, 2nd Abigail Mueller, 3rd Sophia Bolser; Junior Air Rifle 1st Brady Grossenburg, 2nd Tinley Thomas, 3rd Easton Boggs; Intermediate Air Rifle 1st Caydence Pauley, 2nd Alivia Walbourn, 3rd Avery Schroeder; Junior Air Pistol 1st Spencer Kruger, 2nd Ben Kruger, 3rd Braelyn Johnson; Intermediate Air Pistol 1st Ashtyn Johnson, 2nd Baileey Vogel, 3rd Whit Thomas; Junior Small Arms Rifle 1st Ben Kruger, 2nd Spencer Kruger; Intermediate Small Bore Rifle 1st Chloe Anderson, 2nd Andrea Anderson, 3rd Bailee Vogel; Senior Small Bore Rifle 1st Troy Mullins, 2nd Samantha Mueller, 3rd Abigail Mueller; 1st Tyler Surface small-caliber main gun; Intermediate Shotgun 1st Chloe Anderson, 2nd Ben Kirchhoff, 3rd Clayton Butner; Senior Shotgun 1st Blake Livengood, 2nd Conner Newton, 3rd Troy Mullins; Junior Western Heritage 1st Jaxson Williams, 2nd Emily Livengood; Western Heritage Intermediate 1st Chloe Anderson, 2nd Brodey Bartlett, 3rd Andrea Anderson; Senior Western Heritage 1st Conner Newton, 2nd Blake Livengood, 3rd Tyler Surface.
Sheep: Champion Yearling Ewe — Sophia Bolser, Reserve Champion Yearling Ewe — Sophia Bolser; Cross Champion Ewe-Hunter Browning, Reserve Cross Ewe-Hannah Browning; Supreme Grand Champion Ewe – Sophia Bolser, Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe – Sophia Bolser; Grand Champion Aries—Hunter Browning, Reserve Grand Champion Aries—Hannah Browning; Champion Market Lamb – Keelee Price, Reserve Champion Market Lamb – Keelee Price.
Goats: Junior Champion Doe – Evan Funk, Reserve Champion – Bailee Vogel; Grand Champion Yearling — Janessa VanHook, Reserve Champion Yearling — Evan Funk; senior champion Doe — Telynn Shaw, reserve champion — Mattalie Shaw; Supreme Large Doe – Evan Funk, Reserve Supreme Large Doe – Janessa VanHook; Grand Champion Buck – Evan Funk, Reserve Champion Buck – Bailee Vogel; Grand Champion Market- Janessa VanHook, Reserve Grand Market- Evan Funk; Supreme Grand Champion Dairy Goat – Hunter Browning, Reserve Supreme Grand Dairy Goat – Hannah Browning.
Rabbits: Grand Champion Meat Pen – Connor Grossenburg, Reserve Champion Meat Pen – Brodey Bartlett; Best of Show – Hannah Browning, Reserve Best of Show – Natali VanHook; Grand Champion Senior Buck – Hannah Browning, Reserve Champion Brodey Bartlett; Grand Champion Senior Doe – Natali VanHook, Reserve Champion – Leslie Williams; Intermediate Doe Grand Champion – Bailee Vogel, Reserve Champion – Kylee Bothel; Grand Champion Junior Buck – Brady Grossenburg, Reserve Champion – Jaxson Williams; Grand Champion Junior Doe – Leslie Williams, Reserve Champion – Connor Grossenburg; Grand Champion Normal Color Fur – Brodey Bartlett, Reserve Champion – Baylee Renken; Grand Champion Normal White Fur – Brady Grossenburg, Reserve Champion Hannah Browning; Grand Champion Color Rex Fur — Natali VanHook, Reserve Champion — Bailee Vogel; Grand Champion color satin fur – Hannah Browning; Grand Champion Wool Fur — Bricen Vogel, Reserve Champion — Emmarie Bothel.
Poultry: Bantam Champion — Haley Baker, Reserve Champion — Haley Baker; Non-Std Production Champion – Braelyn Johnson, Reserve Champion – Braelyn Johnson; Champion Meat Pen – Brodey Bartlett; Grand Champion Poultry Show — Brodey Bartlett; Reserve Grand Champion Poultry Show—Haley Baker; Grand Champion Waterfowl — Brodey Bartlett, Reserve Grand Waterfowl — Brodey Bartlett; Grand Champion Big Hen — Bailee Vogel, Reserve Big Big Hen — Emmarie Bothel.
Hog, Cattle, Backyard Olympics and 4-H Shows prize names will be printed in The Marshall Democrat-News edition on Friday, July 29.
For questions about 4-H, the fair, or other agriculture-related topics, contact the Saline County Extension Office at email@example.com or 660-886-6908. Residents can also visit the SalineCountyNWMissouri4H Facebook page.