Mariah Huberty, of Harris, was named runner-up in the 2014 Poultry Prince and Princess Contest Aug. 24 at the Minnesota State Fair.
Taking the title were 18-year-old Tyler Amick, of Austin, and Hayley Carlson, 17, of Motley, who will represent Minnesota’s $800 million poultry industry as poultry ambassadors for the next year. Joining Huberty as runners-up were Andrew Gathje, of Stewartville; Joseph Surerus, of Donnelly; and Mary Sarah Sauber, of Motley.
Huberty, who looks to pursue a degree in agricultural science with an emphasis on poultry genetics, has participated in the 4-H Poultry Bowl before. This year at the State Fair, she went on to earn a purple ribbon as champion senior poultry showperson for brown egg production by chickens and reserve champion for a grade nine and higher educational poultry poster.
The Poultry Prince and Princess Contest, a scholarship program of Minnesota 4-H and Gold’n Plump, recognizes the knowledge, leadership and skills of Minnesota’s youth in the state’s poultry industry by awarding two teenagers with poultry ambassador titles and $1,000 academic scholarships. Gold’n Plump has awarded $10,000 in scholarships to five Poultry Prince and five Poultry Princess winners since 2010.