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Smeby to attend National 4-H Congress

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Date Modified: 11/28/2012 8:32 AM

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AMES, Iowa –Hancock County 4-H'er Ashley Smeby, Klemme, is among 21 4-H members who have been seelected to represent Iowa as delegates to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta Nov. 23 to 27. She is the daughter of Todd and Tracy Smeby.

The Iowa Farm Bureau and donors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation National 4-H Congress Endowment sponsor the youth. Iowa delegates will get a chance to listen to speakers, participate in workshops and serve the Atlanta community. This year's theme is "Become a Catalyst of Change."

A seven-year 4-H member, Smeby has been involved in the communication, personal development, home improvement, food and nutrition and visual art project areas. She has served as secretary of her 4-H club. She has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

"Through 4-H, I have had many opportunities," said Smeby.

Karen Pattison and Earl McAlexander, 4-H program specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will accompany and chaperone the young people who are attending the Congress.