AMES, Iowa – Nevin Lansing of Fayette County has been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 23-27. He is sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Life Charitable Trust and the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board Endowment. Lansing, 16, is the son of Neil and Julie Lansing of West Union.
Lansing will join 22 other youth from Iowa at the leadership conference, entitled "Accept the Challenge." Iowa's Congress delegates are selected through interviews and evaluation of support materials. Lansing, a junior at North Fayette High School, was chosen for his leadership, citizenship and overall achievement in the 4-H program.
During his seven years in 4-H, Lansing has completed several major projects including dairy, swine, poultry, woodworking and visual arts. At the county level, he received a purple record book award. He has served on his county and area 4-H councils. In addition, he has been a participant at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship-Washington Focus.
“As a member of 4-H I feel I have been a good influence on younger children by showing respect, leadership and participation in many different projects,” said Lansing. “Being in 4-H will help me achieve my goals in the future.”
For more information about 4-H, contact the Fayette 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.