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4-H Ag & Natural Resources exhibitors earn awards at Iowa State Fair

Aug 20, 2014
Photo by: Washington County 4-H Pictured is Jack Carter’s exhibit which earned him a $500 scholarship if he attends Iowa State University.

DES MOINES — Washington County 4-H'ers contributed to more than 300 agriculture and natural resources entries judged in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.

This division includes eight classes, including Animal and Veterinary Science; Crop Production; Environment and Sustainability; Horticulture; Outdoor Adventures; and Safety and Education in Shooting Sports. Over 5,000 members annually enroll in horticulture class.

"These 4-H'ers have shown a mastery of the subject matter," said Mitch Hoyer, Superintendent of the 4-H Exhibits Building. "We are very proud of the accomplishments of these youths doing everything from growing a few peppers to turning your garden into a paying venture.”

Washington County exhibitors and the color of their ribbon(s) follow:

Animal & Vet Science: Addison McGuire, Washington, Blue; Clara Schmitz, Crawfordsville, Blue; Jack Carter, Washington, Blue; Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Blue

Environment: Rory Wagner, Washington, Blue

Horticulture: Sophie Bell, Keota, Blue

Carter also received a prestigious honor with his Animal Science Project on PED Virus in swine. ISU College of Agriculture awards 10 $500 scholarships for youth to attend the ISU based on projects from the Iowa State Fair. He received this honor and if he attends ISU will be given this scholarship. Carter is the son of Kim and John Carter and a member of the Jackson Jets 4-H Club.

For more 4-H information, contact Washington County ISU Extension office at 319-653-4811. Follow “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” on Facebook.


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