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Taylor County 4-H Member Receives Oster Journalism 4-H Scholarship

5/13/2005

AMES, Iowa -- A $1,500 scholarship has been awarded to a Taylor County 4-H member. Lindsay Brantner, Ames, received the Oster Journalism 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Merril J. Oster of Cedar Falls.

Brantner, a 10-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Pete and Kim Brantner. She has served as vice president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club. Brantner has participated most actively in the beef, clothing, food and nutrition, personal development and safety project areas. She has served on her county 4-H council, received a Danforth "I Dare You" leadership award and was a 2004 Taylor County 4-H Alumni member of the year.

"Because of my 4-H participation in communications, I have become a more poised and confident communicator. My writing skills have also immensely improved due in part to record keeping, serving as a club officer and writing goals," Brantner said. "4-H has taught me how to set and meet goals by being persistent, hard working and determined. These experiences will help me as I continue to pursue a career in agricultural journalism."

Brantner is a junior at Iowa State University where she is majoring in journalism and mass communications. She is a member of the Agriculture Education Club and the Beginning Farmers Network and is active in intramurals. She has also worked as an agriculture news reporter for the Iowa State Daily.

For more information about 4-H, contact the Iowa State University Extension office in your county.

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Contacts :
Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu Tracy S. Petersen, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9915