AMES, Iowa-- Ben Daniels of Hardin County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 25-29. Daniels, 16, is the son of Dr. Larry and Peggy Daniels of Eldora and a junior at Eldora-New Providence High School.
Daniels will join 22 other 4-H youth from Iowa at the youth leadership conference, entitled "Lead, Learn, Grow." Iowa's Congress delegates are selected through interviews and evaluation of support materials. Daniels was chosen for his leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
A seven-year 4-H’er, Daniels has received county project awards in visual arts, horticulture, citizenship, food and nutrition, beef breeding, swine, conservation and sheep. He served his 4-H club as historian and flag bearer. Daniels serves on the County Youth Committee and on county 4-H Council, where he is currently president. He also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup at Iowa State University. He also took top honors as 2005 Supreme Showman, had the 2005 Champion Gilt and won first place in the Livestock Judging Contest.
"4-H has influenced my development as a person by giving me tools and life skills that I can use in my future endeavors," said Daniels. "4-H has taught me the qualities of leadership and citizenship. 4-H has encouraged me to set goals, motivated me to do my best and educated me to evaluate my performances."
For more information on how to get involved in 4-H contact your county's Iowa State University Extension office.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, firstname.lastname@example.org