AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Cedar County 4-H member. Brett Hansen, Clarence, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Hansen, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Denny and Donna Hansen. He has participated most actively in the project areas of swine, market beef and bucket bottle calf. On the county level, he has received awards for achievement, champion junior and intermediate bucket bottle calf and champion heavyweight crossbred steer. He served as president and secretary of his 4-H club. He was also a member of his county 4-H council.
“A part of 4-H that has influenced me was watching my club leaders. One of my leaders is a farmer, and the other leader is an agricultural businessman,” Hansen said. “They have both been good examples of career, community and family leaders. I would like to follow in the footsteps of either of these men.”
Hansen is a graduate of North Cedar High School and plans to major in agricultural business at Kirkwood Community College.
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 scholarship contact the local county office of ISU Extension.