Ehlers Honored for Outstanding 4-H Exhibit

Recognition for an Outstanding Agriculture and Natural Resources Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair has been given to a Clayton County 4-H member.  Charlie Ehlers, Edgewood received the Judges’ Choice Award and the Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences “Future Discovery Award”. The award includes a $500 Scholarship to be awarded upon enrollment at Iowa State University in a Liberal Arts and Sciences College Major. The award is judged on exemplifying the innovation, curiosity, and scholarship foundational to a liberal arts and science education.  Charlie’s display was research and a poster on Polydactyl Cats. The project was exhibited in the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair along with over 300 other entries.
 This division includes 8 classes, including Animal and Veterinary Science; Crop Production; Environment and Sustainability; Horticulture; Outdoor Adventures; and Safety and Education in Shooting Sports.  
 "These 4-H'ers have shown a mastery of the subject matter," said Mitchell Hoyer, program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Exhibits Building Superintendent.  "We are very proud of the accomplishments of these youths doing everything from growing a few peppers to turning your garden into a paying venture.”
 "We are very proud of the personal accomplishments of 4-H participants in this project area and the educational learning experiences they gain," said LuAnn Johansen, Assistant Director of ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.
 Charlie is a member of the Woodcenter Eagles 4-H Club and this was his second year in 4-H.
For more 4-H information, contact Clayton County ISU Extension office at 563-245-1451.

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