Mahaska County 4-H Members Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

Mahaska County 4-H members exhibits were on display in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this month. 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 & 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 Amy Brainard, County Youth Coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach Mahaska County office. “We’re pleased to announce that these Mahaska County 4-H members have received special recognition for their hard work by having their exhibits on display at the Iowa State Fair.”

Mahaska County State Fair Exhibitors:

Home Grounds Improvement
Mia Shilling, Painted Cast Iron Butterflies, Red; Tieron Lamberson, Water Fountain, Blue; Anna Eveland, Plant Stand, Red

Animal Science
Trenton Van Zee, Dog Agility Equipment, Blue

Troy Mann, Guitar Parts Poster, White

Maddie Van Utrecht, Flood Photo, Blue; Clayton Hol, Snowy Farm Photo, Red; Shelby Seddon, Rome, Italy Photo, Blue; Nicole Edgren, Sparrow Photo, Blue; Katherine Wielard, Barn Door Photo, Red; Teale Pose, Flower Photo, Blue; Megan Eveland, Airplane Wing Photo, Red; Olivia Stodghill, Mt. Rushmore, Red

Visual Arts
Allie Van Donselaar, Pour Painting, Red; Sam Seddon, Wolf Sketch, Red; Katelyn Vos, Floral Pencil Drawing, Red; Sarah Carman, Car & Sun Painting, Blue; Amaia Agre, Painted Mandala Rocks, Red

Child Development
Lexi Van Utrecht, Indoor Snowball Game, Red; Abby Drost, Children’s Travel Kit, Red

Consumer Management
Kaylee Bandstra, Homemade Dog Toys, Blue

Food & Nutrition
Riley Brafhaart, Chocolate French Macarons, Blue & Outstanding Food Exhibit Special Recognition; Katy Roose, Banana Bread, White; Erica DeBruin, Zesty Orange Flaxseed Gluten Free Muffins, Blue; Ella Hartwick, Angel Food Cake, Blue; Katie Pollock, Honey Wheat Rolls, Red; Ella Van Waardhuizen, Table Place Setting, Blue

Home Improvement
Bryce Roquet, Windmill Décor, Blue; Macy Schroeder, Wind Chimes, Blue; Courtney Van Donselaar, Fabric & Jute Basket, Blue; Lindsay Breon, Leather Sling Chair, Blue; Ireland Burress, Recycled Tire Dog Bed

Sewing & Needle Arts
Myra Bogatzke, Triangle Quilt, Red; Lydia Zylstra, Attic Window Quilt, Blue; Bethany Van Donselaar, Jelly Roll Quilt, Blue

Citizenship & Civic Engagement
Grace Marshall, Oskaloosa City & Family History, Red; Jefferson Go-Getters 4-H Club, Club Pergola Service Project, Blue

Tyler Bayliss, Oil Drainage System, Blue; Lane Bayliss, Rolling Work Table, Blue

Nathan Groenendyk, Side Table, Red; Addison Beane, Repurposed Cello Shelf, Red; Morgan Shippers, Turkey Fantail Display, Blue; Veronica Bolibaugh, Mailbox Stand, Blue

For more information on 4-H opportunities, please contact Amy Brainard, County Youth Coordinator, at the ISU Extension and Outreach Mahaska County office at or 641-673-5841, or visit the Iowa 4-H website at

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