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Mills County 4-H'er Earns Beef Project Award

Joshua Graalfs

10/3/2008

AMES, Iowa – Joshua Graalfs of Mills County received a state 4-H beef project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  Graalfs is the son of John and Karen Deitchler of Glenwood.

A five-year member, he has been active in both the market and breeding beef project areas at the local and state level. Graalfs also has served as secretary and treasurer of his 4-H club.

“4-H has given me the opportunity to try new things, meet new people and grow in areas I would not have previously had the chance to,” he said.

For more information about 4-H contact the Mills 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 :

Brenda Allen, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

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

Joshua Graalfs (high resolution photo)