The Roundup -

4-H Impacting the Lives of Future Agriculturalists


August 2, 2017 | View PDF

Justin Dahl

Andrina Turnquist

Andrina Turnquist grew up on a farm outside of Alexander and that is where her love of agriculture began. From working at the NDSU Williston Research Extension as a summer worker, to helping out around the farm, Andrina has had "hands on" experience working in Agriculture. "Living on a farm has definitely contributed to my love of agriculture," said Turnquist.

Turnquist has participated in the McKenzie County Fair since she was a clover bud (earliest level to possibly join 4-H, Age 5-8). She has been a member of the Ragged Butte 4-H club for most of her life where she has developed many leadership skills through the many offices that she has held. Turnquist has previously served as Secretary, Vice President and President through 4-H. Turnquist said," 4-H has taught me how to work in a group, be a leader, and make new friends."

Turnquist has participated in many indoor projects such as baking, sewing, quilting, horticulture, and drawing. She has also participated in softball and volleyball throughout her high school career.

Turnquist recently graduated high school at Alexander High School and is ready to start a new chapter in her life. She plans to attend North Dakota State University located at Fargo, ND in the fall where she plans to study crop and weed science. "My future goal for college is to finish my freshman year strong," said Turnquist.

Justin Dahl

"4-H has really shaped me into the person that I am today. It has taught me so much about the agricultural life that I typically would not have realized on my own," said Justin Dahl. Dahl grew up in Keene and graduated from Watford City High School.

Andrina Turnquist

Throughout Dahl's High School career he was involved with Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), basketball, and 4-H. He has participated in livestock judging, horse evaluation, market beef, chickens, and many indoor exhibits. He has also held many offices in 4-H such as President, Vice President, junior leaders president and vice president, and secretary.

Dahl joined 4-H at the youngest age possible. "Everyone I looked up to in my community was involved in 4-H, so I wanted to be too," he said.

"4-H has impacted my life a lot and has helped me develop such valuable skills. It has helped me decide what I want to do in the future. Because of 4-H and livestock judging, I decided I want to farm and ranch for a living after college," Dahl explained. " Dahl's future plan is to attend Miles City Community College to study agricultural business and to also compete on their rodeo team. "After school, I plan to come home and farm and ranch with my dad," said Dahl.


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