Montgomery County 4-H'er Earns Beef Project Award
AMES, Iowa -- Joel Johnson of Montgomery County received a state 4-H beef project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Johnson, 18, is the son of Ron and Sharon Johnson of Red Oak.
During his nine years of 4-H involvement, Johnson has completed several major projects including market beef and market hogs. He has served his local 4-H club as vice president, reporter and historian. Johnson has served on his County 4-H Council and Youth Committee. He has received record-keeping awards for beef and swine and his county's "I Dare You" award.
"4-H has taught me a lot about myself and has been a great influence in my development," said Johnson. "Through 4-H, I have leadership skills that go beyond being active in my club. I have learned to take the experience and responsibility into my project fields to share with others and also to be receptive of new ideas and techniques. 4-H has given me knowledge and understanding of not just animals I work with, but others as well. By going to other shows and livestock judging contests, I have become more rounded in my knowledge of livestock."
Johnson is a freshman at Iowa State University.
For more information on how to get involved in 4-H contact your county's Iowa State University Extension office.
Brenda Allen, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, email@example.com