Papka Credits 4-H With Helping Him Grow

Lane Papka, Savage, has really enjoyed his time in 4-H and how much it has helped him grow as a person. Over the past five years with the Yellowstone Valley Trailblazers, Papka has raised pigs and steers along with completing photography and woodworking projects. His favorite is the steers which he purchases from and keeps at Morgan Ernster's farm. His pigs have been housed at the Peter's farm.

He has earned a Perfect Quality award for his pig and blue ribbons for the majority of his entries. He also served as vice president of his club for two years.

Papka said his favorite parts about 4-H are learning new things and having good experiences. Demonstration day was a challenge for this young man who never used to talk in front of people, but the experience was rewarding as it really got his confidence up and he appreciates that.

The son of Melissa and Levi Papka, Lane will attend NDSCS, Wahpeton, ND, this fall to become a welder. The sale of his 4-H animals has helped to fund his education, something he is very thankful for.


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