AMES, Iowa – Mary Foell of Sac County received a state 4-H crop production project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Foell, 18, is the daughter of Bill and Laura Foell of Schaller.
During her 10 years in 4-H, Foell has completed several major projects including crop production, horticulture, citizenship, leadership and food and nutrition. She has received state 4-H awards including state horticulture, leadership and citizenship project awards. Along with these, Foell received many top awards at the county level such as record book, top communication and project awards. She also has been the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and reporter of her 4-H club. Foell has served on her county, area and state 4-H councils. She also has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference.
“4-H has helped me gain citizenship, leadership and communication skills,” said Foell. “It has also taught me to give to others before myself. In the future, I plan on setting policy for farmers and producers through my major of Public Service Administration in Agriculture.”
Foell is a freshman at Iowa State University.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Sac 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.