Extension News

Washington County 4-H Member Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship

8/19/2008

AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Washington County 4-H member.  Keaton Greiner, Keota, received the Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship, sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Greiner, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Lindsay and Shelley Greiner.  He has participated most actively in the project areas of beef, swine, sheep and livestock judging.  He has received awards for showmanship and leadership.  He served as vice-president, secretary and treasurer of his 4-H club.  He also attended the Iowa  4-H  Youth Conference.

“The impact of 4-H participation has been a major influence in my life and my goals,” Greiner said.  “Through my experience, I have developed a love for the caring of livestock and an understanding of the dedication required to produce quality results.  4-H has allowed me the opportunity to provide leadership and meet new friends.  I have learned many valuable skills in communication, character, leadership and agriculture through 4-H, and I plan to use these skills in an agricultural field.”

Greiner is a recent graduate of Keota High School and plans to attend Hawkeye Community College to study animal science.

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