Extension News

Calhoun County 4-H'er Earns Sheep Project Award

9/27/2005

AMES, Iowa -- Nicole Meyer of Calhoun County received a state 4-H sheep project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Craig Van Arkel Memorial. Meyer, 17, is the daughter of Alan and Carol Meyer of Lytton.

 

During her eight years of 4-H involvement, Meyer has completed several major projects including sheep, clothing, food and nutrition, home improvement and photography.  She has served her local 4-H club as vice president, reporter and historian. Meyer has served on her County 4-H Council and has received county project awards in food and nutrition, clothing and sheep.

 

"4-H has helped me to be more confident in talking in front of groups of people that I don't know," said Meyer. "It has also given me leadership and citizenship opportunities that I never thought I would have. I have also learned more about the many aspects of the sheep industry and this will help me when I go to college. I have gained character aspects which will add success in the ag-business area which is what I plan on going into."

 

Meyer is a senior at Rockwell City-Lytton 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