Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted in: 2020

2020 State Recognition: Tom Baas

Posted on 09/11/2020 at 8:43 AM
Tom Baas grew up on a pig farm in Kossuth County and has been a part of the agriculture industry his entire life.He earned three degrees from Iowa State University. First,his bachelor’s degree in animal science and later his master’s and Ph.D. both in animal breeding.Tom even met his wife,...

2020 State Recognition: Joe Sellers

Posted on 09/11/2020 at 8:41 AM
Joe Sellers spent 31 years with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach before retiring in 2018. He served as a beef specialist serving 16 counties in south central Iowa. Growing up in southern Iowa, Joe was a long time 4-H member and even served on state 4-H council. He went...

2020 Wright County: Bill & Marcie Brodersen

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Bill and Marcie Brodersen have been chosen as this year’s Wright County 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. Marcie joined 4-H in the fourth grade as part of the Lincoln Lassie’s League. She showed horses for one year, cattle, and entered numerous static entries - home improvement and food and nutrition...
Posted in Wright, 2020 |

2020 Worth County: Rhonda & Mark Taylor

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Rhonda and Mark Taylor have been the heart and soul of the Worth County 4-H food stand for the past 16 years. Mark and Rhonda have put in tireless hours, hard work, and dedication to the county fair 4-H food stand each year. They are up bright and early every...
Posted in Worth, 2020 |

2020 Woodbury County: Kathy Goodwin

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Kathy Goodwin is a Woodbury County 4-H alumna. She belonged to the Banner Planners 4-H club in the 60’s and her mother, Bev Hoelker, was a 4-H leader to the club. She exhibited at the Woodbury County Fair in home economic type projects. She also happens to be Woodbury County’s...
Posted in Woodbury, 2020 |

2020 Winneshiek County: Dick Horne

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Winneshiek County is honored to present this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame to recipient, Dick Horne. Dick spent 33 years with extension. He began his Winneshiek County career in 1970 as the 4-H Youth Leader and later became the Extension Director from 1977-2000. His devotion to the 4-H program...
Posted in Winneshiek, 2020 |

2020 Winnebago County: Mary Walk

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Mary Walk began her journey with Winnebago County Extension in 2002, when she joined the Winnebago County Extension Council. She served as a member and treasurer for 14 years, ending her role in 2016 only to help the County Office when it experienced a shortage in staff. Mary became a...
Posted in Winnebago, 2020 |

2020 Webster County: Lonne & Karen Anderson

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Webster County is proud to recognize Lonne and Karen Anderson for their many years of outstanding support and dedication to the Webster County 4-H program. They both carry on a strong family tradition of 4-H. Lonne was in the Clay Champions’ 4-H club as a youth. His dad was on...
Posted in Webster, 2020 |

2020 Wayne County: Rick & Page Mitteness

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Wayne County would like to introduce Rick and Page Mitteness as our 4-H Hall of Fame recipients for the 2020 Iowa State Fair. We would like to recognize Rick and Page for the numerous contributions they have given on behalf of the Wayne County Fair and 4-H youth. The couple...
Posted in Wayne, 2020 |

2020 Warren County: Susan Matlage-Simms

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Susan Matlage-Simms grew up on a farm just outside of St. Marys, Iowa. Her father died when she was very young so the small cow herd and show calves were the total care and responsibility of herself and her siblings. She showed cattle at the Warren County Fair, Iowa State...
Posted in Warren, 2020 |

2020 Wapello County: Joyce Barre

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Joyce Barre has been an active member of the 4-H community since she was a child. Wonderful experiences with sewing, better grooming, and fashion revue helped to shape her early career path in the fashion retail industry. Her textiles and merchandising degree from Iowa State took her to Illinois where...
Posted in Wapello, 2020 |

2020 Van Buren County: Sandra & Rick Coffman

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Rick and Sandra Coffman have been involved in 4-H since they were both nine years of age. They married in 1970, at this time Sandra became a leader in Davis County. She served as a leader for three years. They moved to Warren County and Rick became a leader in...
Posted in Van Buren, 2020 |

2020 Union County: Walt Glynn

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
In 1963, as the feed salesman for the newly founded Creston Feed & Grain, Walt Glynn put his experience showing and raising cattle to work in Union County. During one of his sales calls, he came across a young 4-Her fighting to break a tough steer for the county fair....
Posted in Union, 2020 |

2020 Taylor County: Roger & Betty Brummett

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Roger and Betty have played a key role in maintaining and fostering the 4-H program in Taylor County. Their dedication to ensuring all 4-H’ers understand the core values of what 4-H stands for has always been at the forefront of their leadership role as a beef program specialist, a 4-H...
Posted in Taylor, 2020 |

2020 Tama County: Jim & Jeanne Beenken

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
For Jim and Jeanne Beenken, there is much more to a County Fair than just the six days that animals and members are on the grounds, which is why Tama County has selected them as their 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. Few see the amount of background work...
Posted in Tama, 2020 |

2020 Story County: Owen "John" Kalsem

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Owen “John” Kalsem has been involved in the 4-H program his entire life. Whether he was a 4-H member/exhibitor, parent/4-H leader, Story County Extension Council member, Story County Fair Board member or just a lover of 4-H, he found himself involved at the local, county, and state level. John grew...
Posted in Story, 2020 |

2020 Sioux County: Bill & Cathy Punt

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Bill and Cathy Punt have been an integral part of the Sioux County Youth Fair for over 20 years. This couple has been named more than once the “mom and dad” of the Sioux County Youth Fair. Cathy has spent hours behind the mic announcing livestock shows and non-livestock events,...
Posted in Sioux, 2020 |

2020 Scott County: Lisa Zelle

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Beginning with her children being 4-H members until the present time as an advisor to the County Council, Lisa has spent years working to help youth. She expects hard work and models it for the members. Community service, projects and exhibits, record books, fundraising – all must be done “to...
Posted in Scott, 2020 |

2020 Sac County: Anita Hamm

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Anita Hamm is a longtime member of the Nemaha community. She moved with her family from Arlington, Nebraska to a farm near Nemaha in 1940 when she was in the 3rd grade. She became a member of the area girls’ 4-H club, Delaware Rainbows, at the age of 12. Anita’s father,...
Posted in Sac, 2020 |

2020 Ringgold County: Dr. Keith Miller

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Dr. Keith Miller is a longtime resident of Ringgold County. He believes that in order to make the county stronger, it is important to give of your time to things that you are passionate about. Two of Dr. Miller’s passions are livestock and the county fair. He has been able...
Posted in Ringgold, 2020 |

2020 Poweshiek County: Gina Urfer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Gina Urfer has been active in Poweshiek County her entire life. She was born and raised in Malcom, IA and has farmed with her husband, Jim, since 1977. She worked as a home health aide and then transitioned into a dialysis tech for many years. She has a son and...
Posted in Poweshiek, 2020 |

2020 Pottawattamie County (West): John Fischer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
On November 9, 1964 at the age of ten, John Fischer opened a checking account at his local bank to buy three 4-H calves at a local calf sale the next day. That began a relationship with 4-H that continues to this day. He showed cattle and had projects in...

2020 Pottawattamie County (East): Carla Johnk

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Carla (Carroll) Johnk was a lifelong supporter of 4-H. She was a nine-year member of the Monroe Merrymakers in Shelby County. Later she became a 4-Her leader. Carla was a leader in both boys’ and girls’ 4-H clubs. She was an East Pottawattamie County 4-H leader of the L.L.L.L’s, Layton...

2020 Polk County: Marlys Von Stein

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Marlys Von Stein has been a 4-H’er, 4-H parent, a 4-H club leader/volunteer, and, an employee of Iowa 4-H. She started her 4-H career as a 4-H’er in Buena Vista County where she was a member of the Fairfield Farmerettes 4-H Club. She attended Girls’ State 4-H Conference in the...
Posted in Polk, 2020 |

2020 Pocahontas County: Donna Seehusen

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Donna Seehusen grew up as a Pocahontas County 4-H member of the Bellville Belles 4-H Club of Palmer, Iowa. One of her leaders was her mother and at that time, she never imagined that she would follow in her mother’s footsteps. Because she knew 4-H had made a difference in...
Posted in Pocahontas, 2020 |

2020 Plymouth County: Linda Beitelspacher

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Linda first joined the Grant Little Giants 4-H club in 1959 when her dad was asked to be a leader. She was a member for ten years and exhibited cattle. Linda was honored to be crowned Plymouth County Fair Queen in 1967 and named 2nd runner-up to the Iowa State...
Posted in Plymouth, 2020 |

2020 Palo Alto County: Dr. Daniel Nesheim, DVM

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Daniel Nesheim, DVM, known to most as “Doc”, played a significant role in the 4-H program in Palo Alto County in 1980’s. He was born in Wright County where he lived on a farm near Goldfield, IA. He was an active 4-H member who enjoyed showing beef at the county...
Posted in Palo Alto, 2020 |

2020 Page County: Curtis & Brenda Meier

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Curtis and Brenda Meier, residents of Page County, have been involved with the 4-H program for many years. Brenda was a member of the Beef, Pork, and Mutton Club in Wayne, Nebraska for several years showing cattle. Curtis was a member of the Nodaway Nuggets 4-H Club in Clarinda, Iowa...
Posted in Page, 2020 |

2020 Osceola County: Katie Rick

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Katie is a special education teacher in Sioux Falls. She obtained her masters degree in special education in 2019, and has been nominated for the South Dakota Teacher of the Year. She is from Sibley, Iowa, and now lives in Sioux Falls, with her husband Derek and dog Daisy. Katie...
Posted in Osceola, 2020 |

2020 Muscatine County: Becki Petersen

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Muscatine County Extension and Outreach is honored to nominate Becki Petersen for the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Becki has been involved in 4-H most of her life. As a child, she was a ten-year member of the Green Valley Hustlers 4-H Club, serving as a junior leader her...
Posted in Muscatine, 2020 |

2020 Montgomery County: Larry & Sherry Heuer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
From the moment he was old enough to know farm life, Larry Heuer, lived it. Growing up on a family farm and having livestock, Franklin and Verna Heuer saw to it that agriculture was in his blood. With much support of his parents, Larry grew up participating in Montgomery County...
Posted in Montgomery, 2020 |

2020 Monroe County: Paul & Nikki Ammons

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Paul and Nikki Ammons have been long time supporters of the 4-H program. Paul got involved at a young age raising hogs and continuing this legacy when he couldn't part with his prize-winning hog Sally at the fair sale; a good decision as she went on to raise more purple...
Posted in Monroe, 2020 |

2020 Monona County: Judy Mulder

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Judy Mulder loved the outdoors and children. She was involved in Girl Scouts when younger and worked at Girl Scout camps in the summers between college semesters. She hadn’t even heard of 4-H. She was raised in Oelwein, Iowa, where she attended school and graduated. After receiving her degree from...
Posted in Monona, 2020 |

2020 Mitchell County: Clarence & Elizabeth Uthe

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Clarence and Elizabeth Uthe have been involved in and lifelong supporters of the Mitchell County 4-H program. Elizabeth grew up as a 4-H member and served on her local county council, and Clarence as an FFA member in the Ames area. Elizabeth, being a strong believer in the 4-H program,...
Posted in Mitchell, 2020 |

2020 Mills County: Janet & Ken Wade

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Janet was a 4-H’er for nine years and her parents were 4-H leaders throughout her youth. She was quite the showman as a 4-H’er, winning many awards at the local and state level. Janet was the leader of the Mills County Silver Clouds 4-H club for ten years. She brought...
Posted in Mills, 2020 |

2020 Marshall County: Lisa Peterson

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Lisa Peterson has been a staple in Marshall County 4-H for quite some time. In 2004 she took over for her father as the swine superintendent. Since then she has become involved even further, as a 4-H leader, fair board member, the Marshall County Pork Producers, the Marshall County Sheep...
Posted in Marshall, 2020 |

2020 Mahaska County: Chuck Bogaard

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Chuck Bogaard and his wife, Donna, were owners of Leighton Processed Meats for many years. In that time, Chuck hosted the annual 4-H Carcass Contest where 4-H and FFA exhibitors would bring cattle in to be processed and Extension staff would work with the locker to evaluate the meat and...
Posted in Mahaska, 2020 |

2020 Madison County: Darla Millhollin

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Darla Millhollin grew up as a city girl. While living in Des Moines, she met Paul who is (still) a life-time 4-H’er. Once Darla and Paul married and moved to rural Madison County, Darla quickly found her niche in 4-H. She took on many volunteer roles, including club leader, 4-H...
Posted in Madison, 2020 |

2020 Lucas County: Kevin White

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Kevin White has been a dedicated and active supporter of the Lucas County 4-H program for over 47 years. He joined the English Strivers 4-H group at the age of nine and has continued to serve the local 4-H program in various roles throughout the years. He believes 4-H is...
Posted in Lucas, 2020 |

2020 Louisa County: Jean Bermel

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
4-Her’s, even back in the late 1960’s and into the 1970’s, recited the same pledge that we recite today in 4-H. You know how it goes…the pledging of your head, heart, hands and health? That pledge must have rung true and made a lasting impression on the woman who is...
Posted in Louisa, 2020 |

2020 Linn County: Allen & Marilyn Planter

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Allen and Marilyn Platner have been long time supporters of the Linn County 4-H Program and our Extension staff members! Marilyn has embodied the 4-H spirit for a long time and once gave a presentation at State Fair on how to put a zipper and collar on a blouse. She...
Posted in Linn, 2020 |

2020 Kossuth County: Judi Bruhn

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
This year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame nominee comes from a long line of 4-H history. She comes from a big, 4-H loving family. Her mother was a leader of the girls’ club for many years until she passed away. Her father was a boys’ club leader for at least...
Posted in Kossuth, 2020 |

2020 Keokuk County: Eugene & Karen Greiner

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Eugene and Karen Jones – Greiner have been involved in the 4-H program for years. Eugene was a 4-H member in Keokuk County and Karen belonged to a 4-H club in Washington County. Keokuk County Fair in What Cheer was a favorite place to show steers for Eugene. Karen was...
Posted in Keokuk, 2020 |

2020 Johnson County: Tim Smith

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Tim began his career in learning citizenship, leadership, and communication skills as an eight-year member of the Wittenberg Winners 4-H Club in Jasper County where he was the club president and he served on the Jasper County Youth Council. His dad, Robert, who had served as a 4-H state president...
Posted in Johnson, 2020 |

2020 Jefferson County: Sharie Leazer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Sharie Leazer began her 27-year 4-H journey when her children enrolled in 4-H, and she became their leader. Her daughter remembers as they did projects at home, Sharie would often say, “You can turn that into a 4-H project!” She found passion in guiding youth, helping them develop leadership, communication,...
Posted in Jefferson, 2020 |

2020 Jackson County: Bob Larkey

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Robert (Bob) Larkey was born in 1944 to Alva and Ella Larkey. He spent his childhood on their family farm in the small town of Onslow, Iowa. There they raised Belgian horses, Hereford cattle, and chickens. When he wasn’t busy with the animals, Bob would be out helping plant and...
Posted in Jackson, 2020 |

2020 Iowa County: Diana Roberts

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
The Iowa County 4-H Hall of Fame 2020 inductee has given her time, talent and treasures to larger service by creating belonging and engagement to the youth in our community. Diana Roberts empowered youth to reach their potential for 30 years as a 4-H club leader of the Hilton Willing...
Posted in Iowa, 2020 |

2020 Ida County: Gordon & Shirley Morrice

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
If there was a list of truly special 4-H volunteers in Iowa, Gordon and Shirley Morrice of Battle Creek, in Ida County would be included. Both Gordon and Shirley were 4-H members in their youth. As parents, they lovingly instilled the value of 4-H into their two children, Ginger and...
Posted in Ida, 2020 |

2020 Humboldt County: Lauri Beilke

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
You could say Lauri Beilke bleeds green. Her involvement in Humboldt County 4-H began as a member of the Vernon Lassies 4-H club. During those nine years of very active participation, she took static projects in many areas and showed livestock each year. Lauri’s favorite project area was anything that...
Posted in Humboldt, 2020 |

2020 Howard County: Craig & Flossie Morrison

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Craig and Flossie Morrison are both graduates of Iowa State University and continue to be avid ISU supporters. Northeast Iowa and Howard County have been privileged to have such outstanding Iowa State University supporters of the County Extension Council and the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation. Both have dedicated hours serving...
Posted in Howard, 2020 |

2020 Harrison County: Dee Colwell

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Dee Colwell has been described by a former co-worker as having “little green clovers running through her veins.” Dee lives and breathes 4-H and youth. Among other jobs, she previously helped teach pre-school and also did day care in her home. Although she was not a 4-H member herself, all...
Posted in Harrison, 2020 |

2020 Hancock County: Margaret Guth

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Margaret Guth first got involved in the 4-H program when she signed up her kids and has been around ever since. For six years she was the club leader of the Liberty Go Getters, an all-boys club at the time. She taught the kids how to do presentations and patiently...
Posted in Hancock, 2020 |

2020 Hamilton County: Doran & Cathy Stakey

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Doran and Cathy Stakey are a duo that have given endless support and opportunities to generations of 4-H'ers in Hamilton county! Doran joined Hamilton County 4-H as a member of the Stratford Town and Country 4-H Club. Throughout his 4-H career he participated in food and nutrition, refinished furniture, and...
Posted in Hamilton, 2020 |

2020 Guthrie County: Mike & Karen Finnegan

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Mike Finnegan was an active member on the Guthrie County Youth Committee from 2011 through 2017. Through his membership, Mike helped design and evaluate youth programs, review budgets, establish policies to promote and regulate the 4-H program, and establish rules to coordinate the program at county fair. He always enjoyed...
Posted in Guthrie, 2020 |

2020 Grundy County: Deb Lizer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
With a strong passion for youth, Deb Lizer and her late husband, Tom, raised three boys of their own and opened their hearts to adopt five young ladies from other countries. Each of them members of the Lincoln Jr Farmers 4-H Club. Deb was actively involved in helping her kids...
Posted in Grundy, 2020 |

2020 Greene County: Jo Ann Schnebly

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Jo Anne started her 4-H career in Ohio. When her son, Andrew, was old enough to start 4-H, Jo Anne started volunteering in Greene County. She has served as a Clover Hall Superintendent for nearly twenty years. She dedicated her time and talent to provide a memorable experience for Greene...
Posted in Greene, 2020 |

2020 Fremont County: Gary & Pam Nebel

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
For Gary and Pam Nebel, 4-H, fun and the fair go hand-in-hand. Pam was an active member of the Lincoln Luckies 4-H Club in Page County. Her favorite projects included sewing and food and nutrition. Pam says showing a steer the last year she was involved in 4-H was a...
Posted in Fremont, 2020 |

2020 Franklin County: Marie Sporra

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Franklin County 4-H volunteer, Marie Sporaa, joined Franklin County 4-H as a 4th grader. She learned leadership, commitment, dedication, respect and responsibility with her many projects as a member of Lee’s Leading Ladies. During high school, Marie joined the Livestock Queens 4-H club in order to show animals at the...
Posted in Franklin, 2020 |

2020 Floyd County: Elaine Popinga

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Elaine Poppinga has been the chairman of the Floyd County Youth Committee for 10+ years. Her passion for 4-H started at the age of 10 in Humboldt County and has continued to inspire 4-H’ers in Floyd County for years. With a heart for volunteerism, Elaine has coordinated numerous community service...
Posted in Floyd, 2020 |

2020 Fayette County: Ann Egan

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Ann Egan has been a leader for the Fremont Friends club for 40 years. She volunteered, along with many co-leaders over the years, to lead the club for her children, and she is still leading today for several of her grandchildren. Ann has served at the county level on various...
Posted in Fayette, 2020 |

2020 Emmet County: Todd Eisenbacher

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Todd has been with Emmet County 4-H/Extension all his life. He is a part of the sheep/goat committee, serves on the extension council, and is a role model for 4-Hers in Emmet County. His contribution to the community is having the opportunity to sell his lambs he raises to 4-H...
Posted in Emmet, 2020 |

2020 Dubuque County: Joe Simon

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Joe Simon and Virginia, his wife of 70 years, raised 10 children on their farm near Farley. The older kids showed both pigs and dairy when they first joined 4-H in the early 60’s before finally settling on dairy. Joe didn’t become a leader right away, but he was an...
Posted in Dubuque, 2020 |

2020 Dickinson County: Barb Utech

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Barb Utech has been a steady voice and mentor for the 4-H program in Dickinson County for 20 years. Prior to retiring to the Okoboji area she was involved in the Plymouth County fair for years as both a 4-H parent and a 4-H volunteer. Barb and a friend used...
Posted in Dickinson, 2020 |

2020 Delaware County: Loras & Jolene Bagge

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Loras and Jolene Bagge were so impressed with how 4-H made a difference in the lives of their children that they continue to support and volunteer for the Delaware County 4-H organization. They find satisfaction in volunteering for 4-H knowing that it gives children the opportunity to participate in the...
Posted in Delaware, 2020 |

2020 Decatur County: Hope Mendenhall

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
To quote Coretta Scott King, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” By this standard, the Decatur County community can be deemed “great” through the loyalty, service, and leadership of Hope Mendenhall. 4-H creates the opportunity to make a difference on...
Posted in Decatur, 2020 |

2020 Davis County: Kevin Woods

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Kevin has worked with 4-H well over 20 years. He started with his children being 4-H members and went up from there. Kevin has been a volunteer for the Davis County Fair Board for many years. He served as the board president from 2006-2019. In this role Kevin worked tirelessly...
Posted in Davis, 2020 |

2020 Dallas County: Sandy Bland

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Sandy Bland was raised on her family’s farm in Wilton, Iowa. Her involvement in 4-H started during her youth as a member of the local girls 4-H Club, the Farmington Fairies, and the county’s boys/agricultural club, the Farmington Flashers. After about five years of showing dairy cows she decided to...
Posted in Dallas, 2020 |

2020 Crawford County: Dennis & Mary Koenig

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Dennis and Mary Koenig have been involved in 4-H for almost all their lives. It started for them when they were kids and is how they met. They continued their involvement with 4-H by getting all four of their boys enrolled in 4-H which has led to their grandchildren getting...
Posted in Crawford, 2020 |

2020 Clinton County: Mary Stevenson

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Mary Stevenson is a life-long supporter of Clinton County 4-H and the Clinton County Club Show. Mary served 15 years as a club leader for the Wapsi Valley 4-H Club. In 2014, the club received the Governor’s Volunteer Award. As one of the first members of the endowment committee, Mary...
Posted in Clinton, 2020 |

2020 Clayton County: Tim Orr

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Tim Orr is a very dedicated supporter of the Clayton County 4-H program. Tim grew up as a member of the Highland Helping Hands 4-H Club. As an adult he volunteered as a leader of the Marion Happy Hustlers 4-H Club. Tim has served on the Clayton Extension 4-H &...
Posted in Clayton, 2020 |

2020 Clay County: Janel Maurer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Janel Maurer is extremely deserving of this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame from Clay County. Janel serves on the Clay County Poultry Committee and was a club leader for the Lincoln Lions in the past. Janel has done wonderful things with youth in our community. In her nomination, Clay...
Posted in Clay, 2020 |

2020 Clarke County: Mike Allen

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Mike Allen joined 4-H in 1959 when he was 10 years old. He stayed active all through high school until he graduated. He showed cattle at the Clarke County Fair and also showed in 4-H shows at the Iowa State fair in Des Moines and AKSARBEN. Mike grew up in...
Posted in Clarke, 2020 |

2020 Chickasaw County: Joanne Tupper

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Joanne Tupper’s relationship with 4-H dates back all the way to when she was a child and a member for the Peppy Pixies 4-H Club in Chickasaw County. She was active in her club, giving presentations, participating as a club officer, a member of the County Council, carrying many project...
Posted in Chickasaw, 2020 |

2020 Cherokee County: Denny & Stephanie Spieler

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Denny and Stephanie Spieler are well-respected, if not loved, by the kids, their parents, and the other volunteers they work with. 4-H could not survive without the dedication, expertise, and leadership provided by these adult volunteers. They work with and teach many 4-H youth about cattle and are willing to...
Posted in Cherokee, 2020 |

2020 Cerro Gordo County: Megan Hithuzen

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Megan Hitzhusen has been involved in Cerro Gordo County 4-H from the time she was a child. From 4-H member to summer intern to County Youth Coordinator to valued volunteer, Megan is nearly synonymous with 4-H. As a child, Megan joined the Grimes VIP 4-H Club. She was eager to...
Posted in Cerro Gordo, 2020 |

2020 Cedar County: Amy Glick

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Amy Glick truly exemplifies the 4-H spirit in Cedar County. She grew up as a 4-H member in Linn County where she lived for fair week! She was on the 4-H Youth Council and was very active in the dairy cattle, food and nutrition, and communication project areas. Amy and...
Posted in Cedar, 2020 |

2020 Cass County: Dave & Julie Williamson

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Dave and Julie Williamson are the true definition of 4-H Volunteers. Dave and Julie have dedicated countless hours helping improve the fair, grounds, and the 4-H program. Julie has spent over 20 years as a 4-H club leader. After Julie's time as a club leader, Julie and Dave continue to...
Posted in Cass, 2020 |

2020 Calhoun County: Jeremy & Amy Westcott

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Jeremy and Amy started the Calhoun County shooting sports club, The Calhoun County Hot Shots, in 2006. They were the active club leaders for this club from 2006-2020. Together, they have impacted the lives of many youth in Calhoun County. While Amy was the one keeping the club’s records together...
Posted in Calhoun, 2020 |

2020 Butler County: LeAnn Schipper

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
LeAnn Schipper began her involvement in the Butler County 4-H program as a fourth grader. She was a member of the Jefferson Livewires 4-H club where she served as a leader in a variety of officer positions. LeAnn was also very active at the county level. She participated in County...
Posted in Butler, 2020 |

2020 Buena Vista County: Pat Murphy

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
The Buena Vista County 4-H Hall of Fame Honoree is Pat Murphy. This award recognizes Pat Murphy’s long-term dedication to the youth of Buena Vista County 4-H. For the past 20 years, he has worked with youth in the beef project. He has taught young people how to effectively work...
Posted in Buena Vista, 2020 |

2020 Buchanan County: Diane Wenger, Irene Peyton & Helen Short

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
The Pie Baking Contest and Auction Committee, Diane Wenger, Irene Peyton and Helen Short raised over $150,000 for Buchanan County 4-H in the past 20 plus years. This year, 2020, will be the 44th Annual Pie Baking Contest. Sadly, 2018 was the last year Diane was able to assist and...
Posted in Buchanan, 2020 |

2020 Bremer County: RJ & Kathy Hennings

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
RJ and Kathy Hennings have both been a big part of the Bremer County 4-H program for many years. Kathy was a 4-H member while growing up as her mother Kay Pagel was a leader. She then became a leader for the Do-R Best 4-H club for 26 years, sharing...
Posted in Bremer, 2020 |

2020 Boone County: Mindy Moeller

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Boone County 4-H is proud to honor Mindy Moeller as their 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. For more than 20 years, Mindy Moeller has worn many 4-H volunteer hats. Mindy’s passion for helping to provide opportunities for youth and her can-do attitude have had a positive impact on...
Posted in Boone, 2020 |

2020 Black Hawk County: Bart & Amy Samuelson

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Bart and Amy Samuelson of La Porte City came to be a team of dynamic 4-H leaders and volunteers, showing how two young lives that pursued divergent paths intertwined to form a rock-solid commitment to the 4-H organization. Amy began her 4-H journey in the traditional way, joining at age 10...
Posted in Black Hawk, 2020 |

2020 Benton County: Duane Johnson

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Duane Johnson didn’t have experience with 4-H when he first moved to Benton County in the late ‘70s. As an auctioneer and friend of the cattle industry, it didn’t take long for a community member to ask him to volunteer with the Benton County 4-H program by helping with the...
Posted in Benton, 2020 |

2020 Allamakee County: Dan & Jane Sivesind

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
The Allamakee County 4-H Youth Development Committee is proud to recognize Dan and Jane Sivesind as the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees from Allamakee County. This year’s recipients have been active supporters of the Allamakee County 4-H program for over 30 years. Their family has competed in numerous county...
Posted in Allamakee, 2020 |

2020 Adams County: Donna West

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Donna had lived 30+ years on the family’s now Century Farm until she made the tough decision to move to town to be near her job. Although she no longer lives on the farm, she still takes interest in the family operation of crops and livestock and stays active with...
Posted in Adams, 2020 |
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