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Blair County 4-H Youth Compete at Agriculture Challenge


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Members of the Blair County 4-H Science of Agriculture team pose with their research poster (left to right): Darcy Heltzel, Dana Heltzel, Garrison Dibert and Kase Smith.

Four Blair County 4-H members, making up the Blair County 4-H Science of Agriculture Team, competed against 10 other teams from across the state June 19-21.

Team members Kase Smith, Garrison Dibert, Darcy Heltzel and Dana Heltzel gave their presentation titled "Something Fishy" to a panel of judges as a culmination of several months of research, data-collection, and experimentation.

The team researched the effects of using goldfish to clean livestock tank waterers to decrease the amount of algae present on the sides and bottom of the tank. They also conducted water testing to ensure safe...

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