Extension News

Emmet County 4-H'er Receives Iowa State Fair Scholarship

8/8/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to an Emmet County 4-H member.  Amanda Kropf, Graettinger, received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Kropf, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Ron and Sandy Kropf.  She has been involved in beef, swine, home improvement, food and nutrition, and citizenship.  She received recognition for her citizenship, home improvement and leadership projects.  She served as president, vice-president and secretary of her 4-H club.  She participated in county, area and state 4-H councils, the Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me gain self-confidence when speaking to others through my many communication opportunities,” Kropf said.  “In 4-H, I have learned teamwork through my county council, area and state 4-H council activities.  4-H has helped me explore many interesting career possibilities and discover my talents, along with finding what I am passionate about for my future.  It was through state 4-H conference and other beef and swine activities that I chose to pursue a major in food science.”

A recent graduate of Graettinger-Terril High School, Kropf is planning to attend Iowa State University, majoring in food science and technology.

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