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Club presents special awards to 4-H’ers

Aug 24, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED Jefferson County 4-H member Ryan Doud and 15 other 4-H’ers earned special International Harvester Collector’s Club Chapter 5-sponsored awards at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

AMES — Sixteen Iowa 4-H members, including Ryan Doud of the Jefferson County 4-H program, qualified for the new special awards sponsored by International Harvester Collector’s Club Chapter 5.

Youth who exhibited projects at the Iowa State Fair, in any class, that were related to IH/Farmall tractors, farm equipment or other items in the IH brand family were eligible to participate through an application process.

The 4-H members provided information related to their project goals, process, problem solving, expenses and learning for an opportunity to win a monetary award and a one-year membership in the IH Collector’s Club Chapter 5.

“We partnered with 4-H for this special awards opportunity to reward young people for their hard work,” said Ray Cook, the IH club treasurer. “The awards are meant to honor 4-H members in their project work on tractors, farm equipment and other projects, with IH as a backdrop.”

All youth receiving awards were invited to a special awards presentation Aug. 16. The award recipients were given the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from the agriculture engineering industry, who also offered a panel discussion opportunity for the participants and audience members.

The 4-H’ers were recognized with special awards for restored tractors and other projects, both in and outside of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Doud’s project was outside the STEM project area. His IH-themed quilt placed first in Sewing and Needle Arts, and earned $200.

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