Allamakee County 4-H'er wins ANR Outstanding Recognition ...

Recognition for an Outstanding Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Exhibit has been given to an Allamakee County 4-H'er. Teddy Holthaus, son of Kyle and Mari Holthaus from Waukon and a member of the Bear Creek Kids 4-H club, received recognition for his outstanding contribution to Soil and Water Conservation in Iowa from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.  His exhibit of Trees of Iowa was also recognized for the 4-H Ag & Natural Resources Iowa Tree Farm Award, for which he received a certificate and a $25 gift certificate to Cabela’s. The project was exhibited in the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines along with over 300 other entries.

The Agriculture and Natural Resources division includes eight classes, such as 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, making it the largest class. "These 4-H'ers have shown a mastery of the subject matter," said Mitchell Hoyer, program specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Exhibits Building Superintendent.  "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.”

"We are very proud of the personal accomplishments of 4-H participants in this project area and the educational learning experiences they gain," said LuAnn Johansen, Assistant Director of ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. For more information about the 4-H program, contact Allamakee County ISU Extension office at 563-568-6345. Submitted photo.