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Hardin County 4-H’er Earns Dog Project Award



AMES, Iowa – Laura Daniels of Hardin County received a state 4-H dog project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Daniels, 16, is the daughter of Larry and Peggy Daniels of Eldora.


During her seven years in 4-H, Daniels has completed several major projects including dog, sheep, visual arts, clothing and home improvement. She has received many state 4-H awards including top visual arts exhibits and awards in dog showmanship and obedience. Along with these, Daniels received many top awards at the county level such as supreme champion showmanship, top livestock judging, champion market lamb and dog obedience champion. She also has been the historian and treasurer of her 4-H club. She has served on her county 4-H council and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“4-H has helped me grow and develop my interests,” said Daniels. “I have always enjoyed animals and the 4-H program allows me to gain knowledge and skills about raising and caring for animals. It also cultivates my growth in communication, leadership and citizenship. All of my experiences through 4-H have shaped me into the person I am today.”


Daniels is a junior at South Hardin High School.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Hardin 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.


Contacts :

Brenda Allen , 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson , Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu

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