Extension News

Linn County 4-H Member Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship

8/19/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Linn County 4-H member.  Brett Brannaman, Mount Vernon, received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Brannaman, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of James and Carol Brannaman.  He has participated in sheep, goats, cattle, swine and woodworking projects.  He received awards for woodworking, market heifers and showmanship for cattle, sheep and goats. 

“While working with the different livestock projects, it has broadened my knowledge.  With the new understandings of livestock production, I hope to put it to use in my farming operation,” Brannaman said.

A recent graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, Brannaman plans on attending Kirkwood Community College, majoring in pig studies.

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