AMES, Iowa – Daweyn Albertsen of Tama County received a state 4-H swine project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Albertsen, 16, is the son of Franklin and Becky Albertsen of Toledo.
During his seven years in 4-H, Albertsen has completed several major projects including swine, cattle, sheep, poultry and dog. He has received many state 4-H awards including presentation merit, Ak-Sar-Ben purple ribbons and state fair purple ribbons on several exhibits. Along with these, Albertsen received many top awards at the county level in merit, livestock achievement, swine and beef. He also has been the president and secretary of his 4-H club. Albertsen has served on his county 4-H council and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“I joined 4-H because I enjoy working with and showing all my livestock projects,” said Albertsen. “However, the best part is all the people I have met at the fairs, conferences, round-ups, and Ak-Sar-Ben events who I stay in touch with.”
Albertsen is a junior at South Tama County Community High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Tama County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.