Extension News

Adair County 4-H'er Earns Beef Project Award

Velista Martin

10/3/2008

AMES, Iowa – Velista Martin of Adair 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.  Martin, 16, is the daughter of Joe and Vanessa Martin of Fontanelle.

During eight years in 4-H, Martin has completed several major projects including beef, citizenship, leadership, food and nutrition, and sheep.  She has been awarded beef project awards at the state level, and showmanship and agriculture awards at the county level.  Martin has served as vice-president, secretary and historian of her local 4-H club.  She served on the county, area and state 4-H councils and has participated in National 4-H Congress, the Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

Martin is a junior 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 :

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

Velista Martin (high resolution photo)