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Featured Alum: Tyler Evink

Tyler Evink credits 4-H for setting him on a path of studying dairy production at the University of Minnesota and pursuing a career in agriculture.

Growing up in Stevens County, Tyler's cousin was involved in 4-H and got him to join. Tyler kept his sheep at his cousin's farm when he first joined the program. He has fond memories of their morning routine during the summer, hopping into in his cousin's car and heading off to take care of their sheep. He was hooked.

"I loved it from the start," said Tyler, who began showing sheep in 4-H as a 3rd grader and participated in livestock projects through his freshman year in college. "I was the first in my immediate family to get involved in 4-H. After that first summer keeping my sheep at my cousin's, I created a hobby farm at home for my 4-H animals."

In addition to sheep, Tyler worked with beef cattle and swine, and participated in 4-H project bowls and livestock judging. Through 4-H, he learned about th…