Extension News

Tama County 4-H'er Receives Pioneer Community College Scholarship

8/22/2008

AMES, Iowa-- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Tama County 4-H Member. Lars Avery of Tama, Iowa, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.

Avery, a 10-year 4-H member, is the son of Stanley and Ilona Avery. He has participated in breeding beef, sheep and swine projects and has given several educational presentations. He has also served as the vice-president of the Toledo Techs 4-H Club.

“My years of participation and experiences in 4-H have prepared me for a career in parks and natural resources,” Avery said. “This career will allow me to continue my love of working with animals, farming and outdoors.”

In his school and community, Avery is also active in FFA, Iowa Turkey Federation and the Shorthorn Association.

Avery is a graduate of South Tama County Community High School and plans to major in parks and natural resources at Kirkwood Community College.

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.

Contacts :

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

David Neff, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, dneff@iastate.edu

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