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Clayton County 4-H’er Earns Dairy Project Award



AMES, Iowa – Matt Henkes of Clayton County received a state 4-H dairy project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Henkes, 16, is the son of Trent and Leslie Henkes of Luana.


During his seven years in 4-H, Henkes has completed several major projects including dairy, veterinary science, animal science, leadership and clothing selection. He has received many state 4-H honors including a state project award in veterinary science, first place dairy judging team and reserve grand champion Holstein. Along with these, Henkes has received local honors such as county showmanship awards and project awards in dairy, veterinary science and communication. He has been treasurer, secretary and reporter of his 4-H club. Henkes also has served on his county 4-H council and youth committee.


“Through 4-H I have gained speaking skills and met a lot of great people,” said Henkes.


Henkes is a junior at MFL Mar Mac High School.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Clayton 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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