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.
Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, email@example.com