For all members who participate in 4-H, there comes a time when being a member comes to a close. That comes once a member reaches the age of 18, and that is the case this year for Reed Jostes of Maroa.
Jostes participated in the DeWitt County 4-H Fair over the weekend, dabbling in as many areas possible with the start of college only a month away.
The 4-H'er explained how several of the different older members used the week for a time of reflection during their 4-H career.
Jostes will be attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale this coming fall. He plans on studying agricultural education with a minor in a farm/ranch management with the hope of teaching high school agriculture and becoming an FFA advisor in the future.