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Worth County 4-H’er Earns Poultry Project Award

Ben Nettleton


AMES, Iowa – Ben Nettleton of Worth County received a state 4-H poultry project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Nettleton, 16, is the son of Pete and Michele Nettleton of Kensett.


During his eight years in 4-H, Nettleton has received premier livestock exhibitor, poultry record book and area poultry awards at the local level where he also has been named champion poultry showman.


In addition to poultry, Nettleton has been involved in the beef, photography, woodworking and visual arts project areas, attended the Iowa 4-H Conference and served as club vice president and on his county 4-H council.


He is currently a junior at Central Springs High School.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Worth 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 Ben Nettleton