Extension News

Ringgold County 4-H Member Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship

8/19/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Ringgold County 4-H member.  Ethan Andresen, Kellerton, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Andresen, an eight-year 4-H member, is the son of Lyle and Stacey Andresen.  He has been involved with breeding beef, market beef and horse projects.  He has been awarded for outstanding records books and served as president, vice-president and treasurer of his 4-H club.  He also participated in the county 4-H council.

“4-H gave me many leadership qualities that will help me in the future.  It taught me the importance of agriculture and volunteerism in my community,” Andresen said.

A recent graduate of Mount Ayr High School, Andresen plans to attend Southwestern Community College, majoring in auto mechanics and farm production.

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