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MFU Rewards 4H-ers with Record Purchases at State Fair Auction
By Communications Director


ST. PAUL (August 23, 2014) – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU), Minnesota Farmers Union Insurance, and Farmers Union Industries set not one, but two record prices at this year’s State Fair 4-H Purple Ribbon Livestock Auction. MFU & associated buyers contributed over $30,000 by buying the following four animals:

  • Reserve Champion Market Beef, raised Blake Heideman of Freeborn County
  • Grand Champion Market Gilt, raised by Lance Becker of Martin County
  • Reserve Champion Market Sheep, raised by Jessica Wiebe of Cottonwood County
  • Grand Champion Market Meat Goat, raised by Madeline Schultz of Rice County

“Having an animal in the Purple Ribbon Auction is a goal for many 4-H youths,” said Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson. “MFU is more than happy to support these determined individuals.”

The Purple Ribbon 4-H Auction is 101-head livestock auction that raises funds for Minnesota 4-H youth and Animal Science programs.