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


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

Koester, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Steve and Marcia Koester. She has been involved in the beef, swine and clothing project areas and has been awarded state recognition for food and nutrition and photography projects. A county 4-H council member, Koester also served as club president and the 2009 Tama County Fair Queen while receiving the Tony Hayek Memorial Award and Eastman Kodak Company Photography Award.

“4-H has taught me how to speak in front of people, organization, leadership and time management skills,” she said. “It has also helped me make my decision of where to go to college and what to major in.”

A recent graduate of Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School, Koester plans to attend Iowa State University to major in pre-diet and exercise.

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

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