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2022 Adam County Chris Nelson

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 3:49 PM
Chris Nelson worked for Extension in Adams County from 1986 until his retirement in 2019. During his years in extension, his work with and for youth was very important to him From the beginning, he worked to increase the number of 4-H livestock project fair exhibitors by starting a Share-a-Calf program...

2021 Adams County Barb Fuller

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:15 AM
Barbara (Wiese) Fuller joined the Colfax Cloverettes of Boone County in the 1960s and enjoyed membership until she graduated. She participated in a number of project areas, including raising and showing dairy cattle. She also attended the Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington, DC. Both of Barb’s parents were 4-H volunteers...

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...
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2019 Adams County: Cliff Mann

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:15 AM
As a youth, Cliff Mann was a member of 4-H in Fremont County Iowa. His love for the program led him to serve on the Youth and 4-H Committee and as Horse Project Leader in Adams County Iowa as an adult. Cliff has served on the Adams County Extension Council as...
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2018 Adams County: Karl McCarty

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 9:52 AM
Karl McCarty joined 4-H in the Adams County Prescott 4-H Workers Club in the 1970’s and was a 9 year 4-H member. His projects included raising and showing cattle and pigs, woodworking and communications. He exhibited his 4-H pigs at the Iowa State Fair and also gave a 4-H presentation...
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2017 Adams County: David Walter

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 7:08 AM
David L. Walter joined the Jasper Specialists 4-H club in 1964. His first year in 4-H his family was living on a farm and Dave showed pigs at the Adams County Fair ---- an experience Dave dearly loved. The following year, his family moved to Corning and he could no...

2016 Adams County: Jim Amdor

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:05 AM
James R (Jim) Amdor joined 4-H as a member of the Adams County Jasper Specialists 4-H club in the 1950’s. He came from a strong 4-H family. His parents and 4 siblings were involved in 4-H at the county and state levels. Jim had a passion for livestock projects. That...
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2015 Adams County- Evelyn Lund

Posted on 08/19/2015 at 10:14 AM
Evelyn Pauline Thomas Lund was born and raised in Adams County. She and her sister were raised by their mother at an early age, 9 and 6, after the sudden death of their father, Wilfred. Their mother, Agnes, worked in private homes, cleaning and caring for people. Things weren’t easy,...
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2014 Adams County - James (Jim) Stalcup

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 4:22 PM
James (Jim) Stalcup had a huge and lasting impact on the Adams County 4-H program. He and his wife, Judy, raised 3 children who were Adams County 4-Hers participating in beef, horse and static exhibit 4-H projects. He and Judy were Adams County 4-H horse project leaders for several years and...
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2013 Adams County - Jim Curtis

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:19 AM
Jim Curtis has been a business leader and 4-H supporter in Corning and Adams County for more than 50 years. Jim bought hogs for Wilson Co. for 30 years, owned an animal health store in Corning for several years and today, after 27 years, continues to own and manage Feeders...
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2012 Adams County- Joan Preston

Posted on 07/20/2012 at 10:37 AM
Joan “Jo” Preston grew up as a 4-Her in Montgomery County. As a youth, she participated in the 4-H communications competition at the Iowa State Fair and always cherished her memories of demonstrating “how to sew” to the audience. Jo shared her enthusiasm for 4-H by helping 4-Hers in Adams...
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2011 Adams County - Joyce James

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:23 PM
Joyce James of Prescott has been involved with the 4-H program from an early age. Her parents, Herb and Mary Patience of Winterset, were 4-H members themselves and leaders for many years. Her older sister, Bev and brother Gary, were also 4-H members. Joyce was a 9 year member of...
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2005 Adams County - Lawrence Peterson

Posted on 04/28/2011 at 10:06 AM
Lawrence Peterson and the Adams County Fair are synonymous to most 4-Hers and adults in Adams County. As Adams County Youth and 4-H/FFA Fair board president since 1991 and board member since 1988, Lawrence “Pete” Peterson is a main force in keeping the Adams County Fair in Corning alive and...

2010 Adams County - Joan Haley

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:29 PM
Joan Haley is in at least her second go-around of service to Adams County Extension and the Adams County 4-H program. As a youth, Joan was an active 4-Her in Adams County as a member of the Loyal Lassies 4-H club. In that Nodaway-area 4-H club, Joan especially focused on...
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2009 Adams County - Donald E. Mach

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 3:05 PM
Don Mach is a great supporter of 4-H in Adams County. He served as Adams County 4-H photography project leader from 1983 to 2003. Don has judged many 4-H photography contests in southwest Iowa. He has also done many 4-H photography project workshops for Adams County 4-H clubs and has...
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2008 Adams County - Blake Cooper

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:44 AM
Blake Cooper is a lifetime 4-H supporter in Adams County. He has served more than 20 years on the Adams County Youth and 4-H/FFA Fair committee, been an assistant 4-H leader in the Prescott 4-H Workers 4-H club, served on the Adams County Extension Council, and helped with countless 4-H...
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2007 Adams County - Rick and Jolene Bissell

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:37 AM
Rick and Jolene Bissell have supported 4-H in Adams County in many ways over the last 23 years. First, they raised four children through 9 or more years of 4-H during that time. As they were raising their family, they also both gave of their talents as Adams County 4-H...
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2006 Adams County - Earl & Ruth Goldsmith

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:31 PM
Earl and Ruth Goldsmith of Corning were role models for hundreds of Adams county 4-H members and their parents in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Both served as 4-H club leaders for about 15 years. Earl was leader of the Nodaway Atoms 4-H Club and Ruth was leader of the...
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2004 Adams County - Joyce Kollar Neill

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:30 PM
Joyce Kollar Neill was born in Washington County Ohio. Joyce was a 9-year 4-H member in Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Home Economics Education. Joyce was also active in University 4-H and worked 2 years as a 4-H aide for Clarke County in Ohio....
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2002 Adams County - Sonja Bennett Walter

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 11:03 AM
Adams County is nominating Sonja (Bennett) Walter of Corning, Iowa, as its first Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee. Sonja was a 4-Her in Adams County from 1951 to 1956. She served as Adams County Girls President in 1955-56 and was awarded outstanding 4-H girl in Adams County in 1956. Sonja...
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