The Iowa Farm Bureau and donors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation National 4-H Congress Endowment sponsored the youth. Iowa delegates received a chance to listen to speakers, participated in workshops and served the Atlanta community.
Karen Pattison and Earl McAlexander, 4-H program specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, accompanied and chaperoned the 21 young people. Renae Drey and Tyler Pickhinke were selected from Sac County.
A seven-year 4-H member, Drey has been involved in the food and nutrition, consumer management, citizenship, leadership and communication project areas. She has served as club secretary. She has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
"4-H has taught me how important it is to be involved in the community and how to be a better leader," said Drey.
Sac County 4-H'er Tyler Pickhinke, Early, is the son of Steve and Tracy Pickhinke.
A seven-year 4-H member, Pickhinke has been involved in the communication, leadership, citizenship, visual art and beef project areas. He has served as treasurer, reporter and vice president of his 4-H club. He has participated in his county 4-H council, state 4-H council, the Iowa 4-H Technology Team and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
"4-H has helped me become a better citizen and leader," said Pickhinke.