He married Aimee at age 21, and now they have a farm. Brad also worked at Cargill for 14 years but decided to “go farming.”
“I was never in 4-H, but I want to give my kids the chance to participate in 4-H if they so desire,” Brad said. “And they did.”
Taylor Handy of Ottumwa has been in 4-H for nine years. She started participating in Clover Kids when she was in kindergarten. Now she’s the Wapello County 4-H Expo queen.
“I like the 4-H Expo projects and showing cattle and dogs,” Handy said.
She also noted events like the 4-H Expo gives young people a chance to show cattle and dogs.
“Be friendly. You can’t be shy when speaking to the judges,” she said. “Speak up for yourself. The more detailed you are, the better you will do.”