Boone County 4-H members exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

Isabella Reutter, Ogden, and a member of the Westside Hustlers 4-H Club was awarded a blue ribbon on her photo, “Girl with Camera” at the Iowa State Fair. -Photo provided

Boone County 4-H members’s exhibits were on display this month in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. More than 3800 exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa. 

Divisions young people may exhibit in include agriculture and natural resources, creative arts, family and consumer sciences, personal development, and science, mechanics and engineering.  

“Each exhibit is an outgrowth of year-long project area work done by the 4-H member,” explains Mitchell Hoyer, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H youth development program specialist. “The exhibits display at the Iowa State Fair is a celebration of the educational and personal accomplishments of our Iowa 4-H members. It is a way for our members to share what they’ve learned with the public.” 

“During the 4-H program year, members set goals for themselves, and their exhibits receive placings based on how well they’ve met their goals and on the evaluation standards for each class,” said Natalie Hedlund, 4-H Youth Coordinator at the ISU Extension and Outreach Boone County office. “We’re pleased to announce that these Boone 4-H members have received special recognition for their hard work by having their exhibits on display at the Iowa State Fair.” 


Boone County State Fair Exhibitors

Clothing, Sewing & Needle Arts: Bella Bryan, Ogden (Romper received a blue ribbon); McKayla Dozier, Ogden (Outfit received a blue ribbon); and Lauren Hansen, Story City (Balaro received a blue ribbon). 

Food and Nutrition:  Natalie Bretey, Boone (Quinoa Flour received a white ribbon); Emily Baumgardner, Boone (Nutrition Report received a blue ribbon); and Clay Warson, Madrid (Meal Preparation Report received a blue ribbon and a Nutrition Special Award).  

Health: Viatris Scott, Pilot Mound (Good Nutrition and Proper Planning Report received a blue ribbon).

Home Improvement:  Megan Osborn, Ames (Restored Wood Dresser received a blue ribbon); Cohl Burdette, Ogden (Refurbished Chairs received a blue ribbon). 

Read more in the Sept. 5 issue of The Ogden Reporter