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December 2013

Dec 18
December 18
Iowa 4-H Foundation announces scholarships for 2014

 AMES, Iowa— The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces its scholarship program for 4 H’ers attending or planning to attend college fall of 2014. Students can apply for more than 69 scholarship opportunities totaling $63,200.

 The various awards range in amounts from $500 to $3,500. Some of the scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, agriculture business, animal science, or journalism. Former Iowa 4-H'ers and current 4-H'ers graduating from high school are eligible applicants for these scholarship awards.

 

October 2013

Oct 14
October 14
Eric Johnson to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees
AMES, Iowa- Eric Johnson was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Eric Johnson, CPCU, AU, is Vice President of Nationwide Agribusiness Sales and Marketing. Eric joined Nationwide Agribusiness in 2002 as a Commercial Underwriting Manager. He went on to become a Commercial Underwriting Director and moved to the Sales and Marketing department three years ago as a Sales Director. Prior to joining the Nationwide family, Eric spent several years in underwriting with GuideOne Insurance Company and also spent four years with EMC Insurance Company as a Special Risk Underwriter and Commercial Underwriting Supervisor. Eric earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

 

Oct 14
October 14
Andy Determan to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

AMES, Iowa- Andy Determan was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

Andy is currently the Business Manager at The Scoular Company in Overland Park, Kansas. He is an Iowa 4-H'er from Early, Iowa where he was a 10 year member of the Early Achievers 4-H Club and 2 year member of the Iowa State 4-H Council. Andy also attended National 4-H Conference and National 4-H Congress. As a new member to the board of trustees, he says, "The 4-H program was ver instrumental in developing communication and leadership skills for myself as a youth and it's important that we continue to make these opportunities available for today's youth." Andy has also served as an Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee from 2001-2003. Outside of work, Andy's interests include traveling with family and friends, and attending sporting events across the county

 

Oct 14
October 14
Holly Grandin to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees
AMES, Iowa- Holly Grandin was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Holly Grandin of State Center, Iowa is an Ag Finance Specialist at New Century FS in Grinnell. Holly has a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. She was a member of the Orange Buds/Orange Blossoms 4-H Club in Black Hawk County, Club Leader in Cass County, Illinois and parent leader in Knox County, Illinois. Holly’s two children were 4-H members in Illinois. Her favorite 4-H memory includes 4-H fairs at the Cattle Congress Grounds in Waterloo and 4-H Dances. “4-H is a constant in my life. It has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old and for our children since they were 8 years old. It has shaped our values, solidifies our friendships, and shown us the paths to our careers,” says Holly.

 

Oct 14
October 14
Kirk Enwright to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees
AMES, Iowa- Kirk Enwright was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Kirk Enwright is an entrepreneur and owner of Des Moines-based businesses and commercial real estate holdings. Kirk and his wife, Amy, are owners of Goldfinch Development, LLC, a commercial LED lighting business which promotes energy efficiency and sustainability. They are also about to launch a new venture: NACTA (North American Classic Tractor Association) which will promote and grow the hobby of collecting classic tractors and its extensions. In January 2011, Kirk was appointed Honorary Colonel by Governor Terry Branstad. Kirk and Amy co-chair the Simon Estes Foundation 2013/2014 International Project to Eliminate Malaria. Kirk and Amy currently reside in Windsor Heights. 
 

 

Oct 14
October 14
Amy Enwright to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees
AMES, Iowa- Amy Enwright was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Amy Enwright is an entrepreneur and owner of Des Moines-based businesses and commercial real estate holdings. Amy and her husband are owners of Goldfinch Development, LLC, a commercial LED lighting business which promotes energy efficiency and sustainability. Originally from the Show-Me State, Amy was educated as a Registered Nurse and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has held numerous positions in the medical field, and served as Director of Nurses for home health care agencies in Missouri and Iowa. In January 2011, Amy was appointed Honorary Colonel by Governor Terry Branstad. Amy and her husband, Kirk, co-chair the Simon Estes Foundation 2013/2014 International Project to Eliminate Malaria. Amy and Kirk live in Windsor Heights.

 

Oct 14
October 14
Doug Den Adel to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees
AMES, Iowa- Doug Den Adel was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Doug Den Adel is the Executive Vice President at Jacobson Companies in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a member of the Just Us 4-H Club in Marion County where his project areas included dairy cows and swine. Doug and his wife, Heather, currently reside in Madrid, Iowa with their two children who are both members for the Madrid Merry Makers 4-H Club in Boone County. Doug looks forward to joining the Board of Trustees to help support the foundation.

 

Oct 14
October 14
Current 4-H'er Michael Tupper to serve as Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee
AMES, Iowa- Michael Tupper was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Michael Tupper is currently a senior at New Hampton Community Schools where he is senior class president. He is currently the Northeast District FFA Vice President. He is involved in speech, choir, band, sports, and National Honor Society. He lives on a diversified family farm and enjoys advocating for agriculture. Michael is a member of the 4-H State Council, State Conference attendee, President of the Chickasaw County 4-H Council and member of the Ionia Rustlers 4-H Club. Michael enjoys interacting with adults and hopes to bring a youth perspective to the foundation. Michael plans to attend Iowa State University in 2014 to study Agriculture Engineering and pursue a career in agriculture.

 

Oct 14
October 14
Mitch Baum to serve as President of Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

AMES, Iowa- Mitch Baum was elected as the President of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

Baum is the Business Development Manager of Summit Farms, LLC. He was a 9-year member of the Geneseo Jr. Leaders 4-H club in Henry County, Illinois. His favorite memories of 4-H include exhibiting livestock and presenting projects to the club membership. Mitch feels that the 4-H experience is one that continues for a lifetime; as a young person it encourages skill development that can never be taken away, as a professional it encourages youth education and community service. He enjoys serving as a trustee to an organization that has provided so much to him.

Oct 5
October 5
Foundation Celebrates National 4-H Week

Monday: Head

·         The foundation will be displaying a 4-H History Table for guests of the 4-H Youth and Extension building on Iowa State University’s campus.

·         Trivia questions and facts on the foundation’s Facebook and Twitter.                

 

Tuesday: Heart

·         A “What 4-H Means to Me” board to see how 4-H has impacted the staff at the state office.   

·         The Iowa 4-H Foundation will be releasing recently added county histories on their website.

 

Wednesday: Health

·         The foundation staff will be joining the Healthiest State Initiative’s Healthiest State Walk at Iowa State University at noon participating in the North Loop. 

·         Staff will be bringing healthy GREEN Snacks such as green apples, broccoli, and sugar snap peas.

 

Thursday: Hands

The foundation will be donating items to the Rosedale Shelter in Ames, which is sponsored by the Youth and Shelter Services, Inc.                                                                                                                                                  

 

Friday: 4-H Green Day

Volunteers and Staff will be showing off 4-H pride by wearing green to work!

 

August 2013

Aug 22
August 22
Iowa 4-H Foundation Raises Over $1,600 for County Endowment Funds

AMES, Iowa – “Nothing Compares” to a friendly competition… especially at the 2013 Iowa State Fair! Iowa 4-H supporters from across the state and the nation stopped by the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building to donate their spare change to support the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s campaign to raise money for the County Endowments across the state.

Contacts:

Brooke Young                          Kris Fish Kuhlmann

Administrative Specialist        Executive Director                 

Iowa 4-H Foundation               Iowa 4-H Foundation              

brookey@iastate.edu              fund4h@iastate.edu                                      

(515) 294-1537                       (515) 294-1552          

 

Aug 22
August 22
2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Honorees celebrated at the Iowa State Fair

AMES, Iowa – Eighty-three counties inducted honorees into the 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 18. The honorees were selected by their counties for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.

CONTACTS:

Kris Fish Kuhlmann                  Chris Gleason                          

Executive Director                 4-H Youth Development          

Iowa 4-H Foundation               ISU Extension and Outreach                                                                 

fund4h@iastate.edu                    cgleason@iastate.edu

(515) 294-1552                       (515) 294-1557

 

June 2013

Jun 12
June 12
Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards 2013 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

Ames, Iowa – The Iowa 4-H Foundation recently awarded 77 college scholarships valued at $61,500. Fifty-nine of those scholarships were presented last Sunday, June 9, at the Extension 4-H Youth Building on the campus of Iowa State University. A total of 19 DuPont Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarships valued at $9,500 and 40 4-H Scholarships from many generous donors valued at an astounding $34,000 were awarded.  

CONTACTS:

Albert Grunenwald                             Carter D. Collins

Chief Operating Officer                      Marketing Intern                               

Iowa 4-H Foundation                           Iowa 4-H Foundation

abfrunen@iastate.edu                        ccollins@iastate.edu

(515) 294-4780                                      (515) 294-1607

 

 
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