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Hamilton County 4-H'er Earns Sheep Project Award


AMES, Iowa -- Charlie Hild of Hamilton County received a state 4-H sheep project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment.  Hild, 18, is the son of Mark and Nancy Hild of Webster City.


During his nine years of 4-H involvement, Hild has completed several major projects including sheep, poultry, beef, swine and photography.  He has served his local 4-H club as president, vice president and assistant club treasurer.  Hild has served on his County 4-H Council and has received five project awards in his county. He has also been included in the Chicago and Intermediate Award trips and has been a junior project leader in poultry and the bottle lamb projects for three years.  Hild is a member of the Northern Plains Club Lamb Association. 


"4-H has definitely made me a harder worker and a better person all around," said Hild.  "4-H has also piqued my interest in agriculture and livestock.  "My future plans are to attend Iowa State University and major in Animal Science and Pre-Vet."


Hild is a senior at Webster City High School.


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



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