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Winneshiek County 4-H Member Receives Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship

7/30/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Winneshiek County 4-H member. Jordan Hanson, Decorah, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Hanson, a nine-year member, is the son of Randy and Lisa Hanson. He has been involved at the state level in the leadership and self-determined project areas and has received first place individual honors at the state judging contest. He also has been a member of the second place team at the state dairy quiz bowl and the Iowa All-Star Dairy Judging Team. A county 4-H council and county youth committee member, Hanson has served as club president and vice president and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“Being in 4-H has greatly improved my organization, leadership and communication skills,” he said. “It has also enabled me to expand on project areas that I really enjoyed like dairy. Showing dairy cattle at the county and state fairs along with participating in the state dairy judging and quiz bowl contests have helped me decide what I want to major in.”

A recent graduate of South Winneshiek High School, Hanson plans to attend Iowa State University to major in dairy 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

Caitlyn Miller, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, millercm@iastate.edu

Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, hmac@iastate.edu

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