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Hardin County 4-H Member Receives Theisen Home Farm Auto 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Hardin County 4-H member. James Sweeney, Alden, has received a Theisen Home/Farm/Auto 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Theisen Supply, Inc.


Sweeney, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of David and Annette Sweeney. He has participated most actively in the project areas of market and breeding beef horse, and market sheep. He has received awards for showmanship and exhibited the county champion horse and breeding heifer. He served as secretary of his 4-H club, is a member of his county 4-H council, and has assisted with the Clover Kids program.


“My varied and different livestock experiences through 4-H have enhanced my desire to stay in the field of agriculture,” Sweeney said. “My goal is to become an engineer and create new technologies to help rural America.”


Sweeney is a graduate of Hubbard-Radcliffe Community School and plans to major in agricultural engineering 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 scholarship contact the local county office of ISU Extension.


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