AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Kossuth County 4-H member. Cody Holmes, LuVerne, has received the Quercus 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Quercus Landscapes, Inc.
Holmes, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Jeff and Deanna Holmes. He has participated most actively in the project areas of beef, swine and communications. On the county level, he has received awards for showmanship, citizenship, and working exhibit honors. He served as president, photographer and historian of his 4-H club. He was also a member in his county 4-H council.
“I feel 4-H has helped me in many ways by providing me with communication skills, opportunity and responsibilities,” Holmes said. “These characteristics will be put towards achieving my future goals in horticulture and turf management.”
Holmes is a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in horticulture. He is also an active member of block and bridle club, ISU turf club, agriculture council and a board member for Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association.
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.