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Adair County 4-H’er Earns Beef Project Award

Susan Herr


AMES, Iowa – Susan Herr 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. Herr, 16, is the daughter of Paul and Virginia Herr of Fontanelle.


Throughout her 4-H years, Herr has been involved in the beef project area for seven. She received the Golden Apple Award for her work to promote nutrition and beef and has been a member of the Iowa Youth Beef team for four years. She also served as her county’s Junior Beef Superintendent to help organize record books and shows, weigh-in bucket calves and serve as a ringside helper during the bucket calf show.


“From this experience I have learned a lot of new skills such as writing a resume and giving an interview which I hope to take with me in the future. I also learned that those things take a lot of work and responsibility,” she said.


A county 4-H council member, Herr also has been involved in the food and nutrition, clothing, photography, leadership and citizenship project areas, served as club president and attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“4-H has given me the opportunity to gain leadership skills through the club offices I have held,” she said. “By attending 4-H career workshops, I have also become interested in animal science and currently would like to pursue that career area.”


She 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.



Contacts :

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


Photo of Susan Herr