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le face every day op pe ms le ob pr e th g lvin y move about Tech is all about so for cattle because the collars wouldn’t work potentially eriff u got a call from the sh hat would you do if yo se? ily’s cows were loo telling you that your fam away? a were four-hour drive And what if those cows bein family fel ppened to the Schie This is exactly what ha ann, Bailee ssm drew and Jackie Ma in Kimball, Minnesota. An local high all n, an and Casey Gohm and Abbey Schiefelbein, about it. ng thi me so ed they could do cid de , nts de stu l oo sch of Minnesota’s Science Through the University if they ge, they set out to see of Agriculture Challen ns like tio eti mp Co . ion tech solut could come up with a lve dents the chance to so this, run by 4-H, give stu rs nto ir local kids with me real problems. They pa address d provide resources to across the country, an unity. challenges in their comm . like a perfect challenge ed em Catching cows se Natural of t en rtm pa De nnesota’s With a mentor from Mi track wild adapted collars used to Resources, the students ey then realized that the moose populations. Th


than moose and could in a much tighter herd the GPS next tracker repurposed eir damage the collars. Th rs, and lla co g do led from GPS-enab er eiv rec ll ce d an ip ch ws’ ear tags. h their device to the co they were able to attac t up a safe the animal. You can se “The tracker pinpoints rt comes as leaves the zone, an ale zone, and if the animal ssmann. m member Andrew Ma a text message,” says tea e you us e the victories, beca “We learned to celebrat year17ys sa ht on the first try,” don’t get every thing rig old Abbey Schiefelbein. s attitude Minnesota 4-H thinks thi Dorothy Freeman from s the ros ac ure ult n ever as agric is more important tha people. re mo d fee to s ha h tech and U.S. becomes more hig n ca make g need for people who “There is such a stron , and realize ople who can be brave mistakes. We need pe mething rt of coming up with so that failure is just a pa ckwell McGellin brilliant,” she says. – Ro

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From left: Bailee Schiefelbein, Casey Gohmann and Sheri Gohmann.


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