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Four youth represent Iowa at National 4-H Conference

Tom Vilsack and Iowa 4-H delegates

In March, four Iowa youth were among the 200 4-H’ers from across the country who made their voices heard during the 2012 National 4-H Conference. Kayla Krull, Northwood; Abigail Peterson, Harcourt; Amy Prestholt, Manly; and Savannah Ruby, Greenfield, were selected as Iowa’s representatives because of their local and state involvement in 4-H, and their leadership and communication skills.

The 4-H’ers met with Iowa’s congressional delegation and heard from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. They also participated in roundtable discussions on the role 4-H can play in issues affecting youth and communities nationwide, such as alcohol and drug use prevention, healthy eating and living, and using science and technology to improve local communities.

This article appeared in April 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter