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Sac County’s Barb Determan named as 2014’s top Iowa 4-H Club Leader


AMES, Iowa – Throwing a surprise together is never easy, but on Wednesday, June 25 the Iowa 4-H Foundation and Successful Farming did just that at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference Banquet being held in Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum. With over 700 Iowa 4-H’ers, chaperones, Extension and Outreach professionals, Iowa State faculty, and Iowa 4-H Foundation trustees in attendance Michael Tupper, an Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee, announced his independent selection committee had selected Barb Determan as the 2014 Successful Farming/Loren Kruse Outstanding Iowa 4-H Leader. Determan is 4-H Club Leader of the Early Achievers 4-H Club in Early, Iowa.

“I was completely surprised and I am very humble to receive such a high honor,” said Determan an Iowa 4-H leader who is officially in her 33 year as a volunteer Iowa 4-H leader. “I am very excited to help grow the legacy of Successful Farming’s support to Iowa’s 4-H youth. Loren Kruse’s story always inspired me, much like my mother who was my 4-H leader so many years ago.”

Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $65,000 in 2014 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships


Ames, Iowa –This year, the Iowa 4-H Foundation awarded 71 college scholarships valued at $65,750.  Fifty-one of those scholarships were presented last Sunday, June 8 at the Scheman Building on the campus of Iowa State University. The 51 scholarship recipients were 4-H’ers from across the state, with 31 counties represented. These Iowa 4-H individuals will be attending an accredited university, college, or community college in the fall of 2014. Below are this year’s 51 4-H Scholarships in alphabetic order by county in which the recipient participated in 4-H. Information about each donor, which make these scholarship possible can be found at the bottom of this release. “We are so happy this year to have four new scholarships created by four new foundation donors,” said Taci Litenthal, Iowa 4-H Foundation’s Scholarship Coordinator. “It is our pleasure to help assist all our donors in making investments into Iowa’s youth and their higher education ambitions.” These new scholarships are: Ronald and Ruby Godfrey Family 4-H Scholarship, Verle and Ellen Hunt Memorial 4-H Scholarship, Carol Schneider 4-H Scholarship, and Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship. Photos of the event  can be found at or our Facebook page.

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