Jayce Reed, daughter of Bryan and Amber Reed of rural Albia, has been selected to be on the 2020-2021 Iowa State 4-H Council. Reed is a current member of the Troy Good 4-Hers Club in Albia and has been actively involved in 4-H for the past seven years.
Her involvement includes showing a dog, horses, cattle, goats, giving educational presentations, clothing selection, and multiple areas found within the exhibit building at the fair. She has also participated in a variety of 4-H workshops and events along with volunteering in the community and helping others.
She will be a junior at Albia Community High School.
The State 4-H Council is composed of 40 high school juniors and seniors who were selected based on a rigorous application and panel interview. These members act as ambassadors for 4-H throughout the year by meeting with county councils, 4-H groups, and assisting with State Fair events. The Council is also in charge of planning the 4-H Youth Conference held on the ISU Campus each June.
To measure Reed’s accomplishment, it has been 17 years since the last time Monroe County was represented on the State Council. Stacey (Spencer) Haas was a representative from 2003-2004, Jon Bettis and Lisa (Hoover) Shepard from 1997-1998, Jon Bettis and Stephanie (Vandenburg) Coughlin from 1996-1997 and Heidi (Conner) Bell from 1992-1993.
“I’m excited to start my journey this June when the new members meet in Boone to get to know each other through team building activities,” she said.
Involvement in this group often builds friendships that last a lifetime!