Extension News

Clayton County 4-H Member Receives Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship

7/2/2007

AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Clayton County 4-H member. Preston Brink, Elkader, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.

 

Brink, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Jerry and Wanda Brink. He has participated most actively in the project areas of market beef, market hogs and photography. On the state level, he received awards for reserve grand champion market hog, champion purebred Hampshire derby hog and reserve champion purebred Hampshire derby hog. He served as president and vice-president of his 4-H club.

 

“When I first began 4-H I had no idea that the outcome would be as promising as it is today,” Brink said. “4-H has taught me that everyone has qualities that he or she doesn’t know about.”

 

Brink is a graduate of Central Community High School and plans to major in agriculture at Iowa State University.

 

In Iowa, the 4-H program is a part of Iowa State University Extension and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames. For more information about 4-H, how to get involved, or how to apply for a 4-H Ssholarship contact the local county office of ISU Extension.

 

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Contacts :

Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu