AMES, Iowa – Brent Sexton of Calhoun County received a state 4-H horticulture project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Sexton, 15, is the son of Keith and Barb Sexton of Rockwell City.
During his six years in 4-H, Sexton has completed several major projects including horticulture, sheep, communication, crop production and food and nurtrition. At the state level, he has received Certificates of Excellence for education presentations, working exhibits and extemporaneous speaking and was named a premier 4-H horticulture exhibitor at the state fair. Along with these, Sexton received top awards at the county level such as top junior and intermediate 4-H member. He has been the vice president, reporter, historian and secretary of his 4-H club. Sexton also has served on his county 4-H council.
“4-H has guided my development of good citizenship, leadership, communication, time management and record keeping skills,” said Sexton. “4-H has also taught me basic principles of plant science as I planned, planted, managed and harvested vegetables for sale, exhibition and home consumption.”
Sexton is a sophomore at Rockwell City- Lytton High School.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Calhoun 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.