(pictured l to r) Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, 4H member from Nebraska CWF Delegation, Matthew Kelso, 4H Program Assistant from National 4-H Youth Conference Center and Jim Borel, Executive Vice President DuPont

Eudora News and

On June 7th, at the headquarters of National Geographic in Washington D.C., Matthew Kelso, a 4-H member from Eudora, Douglas County, KS  and 4-H youth from Iowa 4-H , and the Nebraska 4-H Foundation were invited to meet with DuPont Executive Vice President Jim Borel, former U.S. Senator Thomas A. Daschle and members of the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agriculture Innovation and Productivity for the 21st Century.

The committee’s report recognizes that 4-H positive youth development programs are essential to the mobilization of young people who will lead the way in addressing the food and nutrition needs of a rapidly growing population. To learn more about the report, visit .

Kelso was in Washington D.C. as part of the Douglas County Delegation participating in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), a summer educational conference held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.  In addition to this opportunity to meet Senator Daschle as well as industry executives from DuPont, John Deere and Heifer Project International, Kelso and the rest of the Douglas County delegates spent the week learning about Citizenship and the United States Government.

The Douglas Countians had the opportunity to tour the many Memorials, Monuments and museums in D.C. and also met with both Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran.  They were also given a personal tour of the Capitol by an aide from Congressman Kevin Yoder’s office.

thanks to Mike Kelso for contributing this information.