AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Jones County 4-H member. Kenneth Luckstead, Monticello, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Luckstead, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Milt and Kelly Luckstead. He has participated most actively in the project areas of swine, sheep and beef. On the county level, he has received awards for supreme champion hog, supreme champion market lamb and supreme breeding ewe. He served as president, vice-president and treasurer of his 4-H club. He was also a member in his county 4-H council and county youth committee. He also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has been by far the best club that I have been involved with over the past nine years,” Luckstead said. “Through 4-H my abilities have increased tremendously and I have been given many life long skills such as communication, working with others, and record keeping to make me very successful in the future.”
Luckstead is a graduate of Monticello 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.