Extension News

Calhoun 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 Calhoun County 4-H member. Andrew Lauver, Rockwell City, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement.

Lauver, a nine-year member, is the son of Kevin and Linda Lauver. He has been involved in the poultry, photography and small engines project areas and has received state recognition for a market steer and a woodworking resourcefulness award at the local level. A county youth committee member, Lauver has also served as club president for three years.

“Raising livestock projects has taught me about hard work, tenacity, how to care for a sick or injured animal, how to problem solve, time management, negotiation and how to teach and motivate younger members. Buying calves and feed, applying for loans, paying bills and selling cattle has also taught me a lot about agriculture and integrity in the business world,” he said. “These experiences have had a great impact on my desire to study agricultural business.”

A recent graduate of Southern Cal High School, Lauver plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agricultural business.

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