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Madison County 4-H’er Earns Dog Project Award



AMES, Iowa – Amanda Huntrods of Madison 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. Huntrods, 16, is the daughter of Don and Rita Huntrods of Van Meter.


During her eight years in 4-H, Huntrods has completed several major projects including dog, communication, animal science, self-determined and cattle. She has received many top awards at the county level such as overall senior recordkeeping, leadership and senior excellence achievement. She also has been the secretary, treasurer and historian of her 4-H club. Huntrods has served on her county and state 4-H councils and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“4-H has taught me life skills that enable me to be a well-rounded person,” said Huntrods.


Huntrods is a junior at Van Meter High School.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Madison 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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