Extension News

Adair County 4-H'er Earns Beef Project Award

9/27/2005

AMES, Iowa -- Alyse Herr received a state 4-H beef project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Herr, 17, is the daughter of Paul and Virginia (Gini) Herr of Fontanelle.

 

During her seven years of 4-H involvement, Herr has completed several major projects including beef, food and nutrition, citizenship, leadership and personal development.  She has served her local 4-H club as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Herr has served on her County 4-H Council and has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference/Animal Science Roundup in Ames, Iowa and was a delegate to the Citizenship Washington Focus trip in Washington D.C.  She has received the Outstanding Junior and Senior member awards in her county, the Food & Fitness Golden Apple award and the President's Student Service Challenge Award.  Herr received a seal of excellence at the Iowa State Fair on her educational presentation and a blue ribbon in animal science at the Iowa State Fair.

 

"4-H has given me the opportunity to learn new things about myself," said Herr.  "It has also given me a chance to travel and meet lots of new people.  4-H has also helped me to prepare for my future career.  The skills I have gained from 4-H such as responsibility, preparation, hard work and always being ready to learn will help me succeed in whatever career I pursue."

 

Herr is a junior at Nodaway Valley High School. 

 

For more information on how to get involved in 4-H contact your county's Iowa State University Extension office.

 

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Contacts :

Brenda Allen, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu