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2022 Howard County Nate & Naomi Church

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:26 AM
Howard County is honored to present this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame award to recipients, Nate and Naomi Church. When a young 4-H’er makes project choices, oftentimes those choices affect their future course in life. Such is the case of this hall of fame recipients. At a retirement auction north...

2021 Howard County Therma and Russell Fitzgerald

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 1:33 PM
To say agriculture and the utmost passion to continuously serve your community is a large part of Russell and Therma’s lives, is an understatement. With Russell growing up on the now 4 generation family farm, and Therma joining him upon their marriage in 1961, the couple continues to raise and...

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 |

2019 Howard County: Bill and Joan Kosters

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 12:24 PM
Bill and Joan Kosters are the recipients of the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame award for Howard County. Joan was a co-leader of the Flying Hoofs 4-H Club from 1987-2000. The Flying Hoofs 4-H club became a very active club under the leadership of Joan Kosters and Audrey Nosbisch. The...
Posted in Howard, 2019 |

2018 Howard County: Max & Georgia Schmidt

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:14 PM
Max Schmidt has been around 4-H and extension work for most of his adult life. His wife, Georgia has been a huge supporter throughout their marriage. Not a stranger to 4-H, Max participated in the International Farm Youth Exchange in the 1960’s while in college. He was stationed in Israel....
Posted in Howard, 2018 |

2017 Howard County: Geraldine Tlusty

Posted on 08/25/2017 at 3:33 PM
Agriculture has been a part of Geraldine Tlusty’s entire life. She was born into a farming family and was raised on her family’s farm in southern Winneshiek County. When she married Ron she moved just outside Protivin. Agriculture continued to have an influence as together they lived and worked on...

2016 Howard County Gary and Vicki Sovereign

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:36 AM
Howard County would like to introduce Gary and Vicki Sovereign as our 2016 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. We want to honor them for pledging their hands to larger service to the Howard County 4-H program and the Mighty Howard County Fair. Gary was an eight year member of the Howard...

2015 Howard County- Glen and Alice Klimesh Family

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:27 AM
The Klimesh family has been involved in 4-H since 1966. Alice and (the late) Glen Klimesh had 10 children: Glenda, Arla, Keith, Lyle, Ronnie, Loren, Jan, Stac, Kurt and Kent. Of their ten children, eight of them were members in the 4-H organization. The Klimesh children were members of the...

2014 Howard County - Lowell and Marge Dohlman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:43 PM
Lowell and Marge Dohlman from Howard county have been active within 4-H in every way since their youth. They were members, club leaders, judges, Youth Development Committee members, Alumni Committee members, project leaders, Clover Kid leaders and as they would probably say their most important role – they were 4-H parents. Lowell...

2013 Howard County - Craig and Gladie Church

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:12 PM
Since Craig Church and Gladie Schott met as youth participants at the Howard County Fair, it was natural for 4-H to remain a vital part of their family life. They joined Craig’s parents in their farm operation and raised four children. As dairy farmers, Craig and Gladie have been strong...

2012 Howard County - Howard & Jane Goldsworthy

Posted on 08/20/2012 at 10:53 AM
Howard and Jane Goldsworthy have been dedicated 4-H volunteers and "cheerleaders" for more than 30 years. They were 6-year members of the Howard County 4-H Youth Committee. Howard and Jane have been advocates of 4-H, and the positive self-confidence 4-H instills in youth and encouraged the idea of "Learning By...

2011 Howard County - Vic & Sharla Fencl

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:43 PM
Vic and Sharla Fencl were each 9-year members of the Howard County 4-H Program and have been dedicated volunteers for more than 30 years. Sharla served as a 4-H Club Leader to the Diligent 4-H’ers for over 25 years and has been a 4-H judge for over 20 years with...

2010 Howard County - Frank and Jan Moore

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:28 PM
Frank Moore began his 4-H involvement as a member of the Buchanan Co 4-H Program. Frank was a town boy, who at age 9 rented a acreage on the outskirts of Hazelton to raise hogs as a 4-H project. Frank also planted an acre of asparagus and sold the produce...

2009 Howard County - Roger & Elaine Kleve

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:52 PM
Roger and Elaine Kleve have been dedicated volunteers in the Howard County 4-H Program for 30 years. Roger served as a 4-H Club Leader to the Space Age Farmers for over 20 years with Elaine’s support. Roger & Elaine’s five children were active 4-H members in 4-H with much attention...

2008 Howard County - Rosalie and Steve Christensen

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:37 AM
Steve and Rosalie have both served as 4-H Leaders in Howard County impacting positive youth development for many years. Steve also served on the 4-H & Youth Committee from 1989 – 1997. Steve and Rosalie donate and sponsor 4-H advertisements, purchase 4-H ribbons and make contributions to the county 4-H...

2007 Howard County - Helen & Don Perkins

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:56 PM
Don and Helen Perkins have been strong leaders and supporters of the 4-H program in Howard County. Loyalty to Extension was also evident. Don had a love for horses and turned that into a 4-H Flying Hoofs Horse Club. Helen enjoyed working with 4-H leaders and youth. Helen was an...

2006 Howard County - Don Arendt

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:17 PM
Don retired from Extension in May 2001 after 40 years with ISU Extension Service. Don was County Extension Director in Howard County for 22 years, Mahaska County for 11 years and Allamakee county for 4 years. Don believes in the values of the 4-H program and modeled them in his...

2002 Howard County - Thomas Barnes

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:29 PM
Tom has played a significant role in the 4-H program of Howard County for many years. Tom served on the 4-H & Youth Committee nearly 20 years and currently serves as our Committee chairperson. Tom is incredibly involved in our community and serves as Executive Secretary of the Howard County Agricultural...
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