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Adair County 4-H'er Earns Food and Nutrition Project Award

Rachel Herr State 4-H Project Award

10/6/2008

AMES, Iowa – Rachel Herr of Adair County received a state 4-H food and nutrition project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Herr, 17, is the daughter of Paul and Virginia Herr of Fontanelle.

During nine years in 4-H, Herr has completed several major projects including beef, food and nutrition, citizenship, clothing and agriculture and natural resources. She has received many state honors including the Seals of Excellence and Merit in communication. Along with these, Herr received many top awards at the county level such as outstanding intermediate and junior, the 4-H Spirit Award and beef and nutrition pins. She also has been the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club. She also has served on her county 4-H council and participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

Herr is a senior at Nodaway Valley High School.

For more information about 4-H, contact the Adair County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.

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Contacts :

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

Brenda Allen, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu Rachel Herr (high resolution photo)