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2022 Clayton County Dan Lane

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 10:58 AM
Growing up Dan was a 4-H member in Jackson County where he served as a member of 4-H county council. Dan attended Iowa State for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He taught at Central School in Elkader and served as the FFA Advisor. Dan then taught at Hawkeye Tech in...

2021 Clayton County Linda Zuercher

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:49 AM
Linda Zuercher is a very dedicated supporter of the Clayton County 4-H program. Growing up she was a member of the Luana Sunny Sues 4-H Club, and later she served as a leader of the Grand Meadow 4-H Club. While in 4-H she attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Citizenship...

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 &...
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2019 Clayton County: Tammy Muller

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:48 AM
Tammy Muller began her involvement in 4-H as a member of the Luana Sunny Sues 4-H club in Clayton County. While in 4-H she attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Citizenship Washington Focus trip, and participated in a county exchange to Wyoming. She served as various club officers and carried...
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2018 Clayton County: Dennis & June Wolter

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:43 PM
Dennis and June Wolter were not youth members of 4-H. June became involved with 4-H when their oldest daughter joined the Volga Readers 4-H Club in Clayton County and became a club leader. Dennis at that time was active as a club parent helping with various club activities. Dennis and...
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2017 Clayton County: Judy & Gary Burrack

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 8:55 PM
4-H has been an important part of the Burrack family for four generations. Gary and Judy Burrack’s parents served as 4-H leaders in Clayton and Fayette counties. Gary was a member of the Giard Future Farmers in Clayton County. Judy was a member of Fairfield Indians and Putnam Peppy Pals...

2016 Clayton County Jean Whittle

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:03 AM
Clayton County is proud to recognize Jean Whittle as the 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. Jean volunteered countless hours for the 4-H youth in Clayton County, whether it is taking tickets or scrambling eggs at the annual brunch, chaperoning the Lock-In, or clerking the poultry show at the...

2015 Clayton County- Vernon and Joyce Cherne

Posted on 08/23/2015 at 9:33 AM
Vernon and Joyce Cherne of rural Guttenberg have farmed in Clayton County since early 1972. Vernon served in the United States Navy for seven years before returning home to farm. Vernon and Joyce married in 1972. They have four children: Eric, Julie, Amy and Scott. Their children were all...

2014 Clayton County - Sandy Ruckhaber

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:31 PM
Sandy Ruckhaber grew up on a farm south of Menomonie, in Dunn County Wisconsin. Sandy was a member of the Little Elk Creek 4-H Club. Sandy has had a passion for horses and all things connected to horses all her life. The year she had a colt eligible for the...

2013 Clayton County - Lendall and Fern Schievelbein

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:42 AM
Lendall & Fern Schievelbein have been dedicated and involved in 4-H for more than 70 years. Fern (Marting) Schievelbein was a member of the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club from 1940 - 1947 in Clayton County. Lendall and Fern became very involved with the 4-H program when their two daughters, Monica...

2012 Clayton County- Delores Schultz

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:35 PM
Delores Schultz has been active in 4-H for nearly 70 years. She was a 4-H member under Charlotte Olmstead, who was very important to Delores and the path she took with 4-H. Delores was the organizational leader for 27 years for the Peppy Pals 4-H club. The Peppy Pals was...

2011 Clayton County - Larry Landsgard

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:04 PM
Larry Landsgard is an advocate for young people to become involved in 4-H and other youth organizations. Growing up Larry was not a member of 4-H, but over the last 38 years has become very involved. Larry started out by helping with the county fair horse show in in 1973....

2010 Clayton County - Jerry and Sylvia Spykerman

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:06 PM
Jerry & Sylvia Spykerman are content to work and support the 4-H program quietly in the background. They enjoy doing all those little things that pull everything together – whether it be a monetary donation, filling in as a last minute judge, setting up or cleaning up for an event,...

2009 Clayton County - Greg & Deb Schulte

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:36 PM
4-H is a family affair with the Schulte family. Greg joined his father’s 4-H club, the Woodcenter Eagles at the age of 9. He later was elected to the Clayton County 4-H Council. Greg served as a volunteer leader for over 30 years as a 4-H leader or member of...

2008 Clayton County - Linda Orr

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:12 AM
Linda Hanson Orr comes from a family that has been involved in 4-H for nearly 70 years. Linda’s grandfather was a 4-H leader, her mother was a charter member of the Ful-O-Pep 4-H Club in Clayton County. Linda and her two sisters were also members of the same club. Linda...

2007 Clayton County - Dr. Ken Reimer

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:16 AM
For many years, Dr. Reimer has been an advocate for young people to be members of 4-H as a way for them to grow in leadership and citizenship skills. That encouragement is based on his 4-H experience in the 1950’s. A 4-H highlight each year of most 4-H'ers is exhibiting...

2006 Clayton County - Dorene Larson

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:58 PM
Dorene Larson has been active in 4-H as a member, 4-H parent, and as a leader for a total of 44 years. Dorene was a club member for 12 years holding various offices and served on many committees. She received many county awards for her projects during those years she...

2005 Clayton County - Eileen Walz

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 3:11 PM
Eileen has been a dedicated and loyal supporter of Extension 4-H & Youth programs for over 30 years, both as a 4H club leader and a member of the Clayton County Extension 4-H & Youth Committee. In 1981 she was one of the adults who started the Clayton County Special...

2004 Clayton County - Dennis Hamann

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:11 PM
Growing up Dennis was a member of the Garnavillo Gophers 4-H Club. He later served as leader of the club for 9 years. Dennis is currently a member of the Clayton County Extension 4H/Youth Committee. He is always willing to help the youth. In the past he has served as...

2003 Clayton County - Helmuth Landt

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:41 PM
Helmuth Landt has been a dedicated and loyal 4-H supporter for many years. He became involved with the 4H program when his children Paul and Lynne joined 4H. In 1973 Helmuth became the organizational leader of the Monona Jr. Feeders 4H Club. Helmuth was 60 years old when he assumed...

2002 Clayton County - James C. Hosch

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 12:17 PM
Jim has been with Clayton County Extension Service for 40 years. He is a well-respected and identifiable community leader. Jim makes the youth program a very important part of the Clayton County Extension program in his marketing work and every day contacts. Jim has helped with day camps, county fair,...
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