Extension News

Linn County 4-H Member Receives Orscheln Scholarship

8/28/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Linn County 4-H member.  Amber Broulik, Lisbon, has received an Orscheln 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home Supply Co. Inc.

Broulik, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Robert and Anna Broulik.  She has been involved in the project areas of tractor restoration, food and nutrition, beef, dog and horse.  She has been awarded for her work in showmanship, beef projects, record books and tractor exhibits.  She served as president, secretary and photographer of her 4-H club.  She was a member of the county 4-H council, county youth committee, area 4-H council and state 4-H council.  She also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and 4-H Exchange Program.

“Through my 4-H beef project, I have learned to be a leader, by teaching others about my projects.  It helped me decide to work with cattle the rest of my life, and most likely have a career helping the beef industry,” Broulik said.  “Through county and state councils, I have become a well-rounded individual, able to work with all different kinds of people.”

Broulik is a recent Lisbon High School graduate.   She plans to attend Iowa State University, majoring in agricultural business.

In Iowa, the 4-H program is a part of Iowa State University Extension and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames. For more information about 4-H, how to get involved or how to apply for a 4-H scholarship, contact the local county office of ISU Extension.

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Contacts :

Mitchell Hoyer, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu

David Neff, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, dneff@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu