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2022 Jackson County Lola Trenkamp

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:31 AM
Lola Trenkamp was born in 1960 to Leroy and Charlene Johnson. She spent her childhood on their family farm near Maquoketa, Iowa. There they owned and operated a Dairy Cow herd before transitioning to row crops and feedlot cattle. Lola was very involved in her youth in 4-H with the...

2021 Jackson County Skott & Christine Gent

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 1:42 PM
Skott and Christine Gent are from rural Monmouth, Iowa. Christine is a School Nurse for Midland Community Schools in Wyoming and Oxford Junction while Skott is a Retail Sales Agronomist for Innovative Ag Services in Andrew. They live and care for a 350 acre grain and livestock farm where they...

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 |

2019 Jackson County: Lorin and Shirley Deppe

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:12 PM
Lorin and Shirley Deppe are great examples of what it takes to be a valuable 4-H volunteer and supporter. Residing in rural Jackson County near Maquoketa, both Lorin and Shirley have been part of the 4-H program in Jackson County for many years. When their two children, Adam and Sarah were...
Posted in Jackson, 2019 |

2018 Jackson County: David & Angie Burmahl

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:22 PM
David and Angie Burmahl, with their three kids; Drew, Ellie, and Jacob, own and operate a farm in Emeline, within Jackson County. The farm has been in David’s family since his parents purchased it in 1957. They produce grain crops, hogs, and have a cow-calf operation. Farming became a passion...
Posted in Jackson, 2018 |

2017 Jackson County: Mark Anderson

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:20 AM
Mark “Sparky” Anderson began his Jackson County 4-H career in the 1960s as a member of the South Fork Stockman 4-H Club. One of the first project areas he was involved in was dairy cattle. He had a good eye for quality calves and ones that would earn him a...

2016 Jackson County Bill and Carol Ihrig

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:41 AM
Bill and Carol Ihrig have both been involved in 4-H since their youth. Bill was a member of the Emeline Ridge Rollers 4-H club, of which both he and Carol are still leaders of today. Carol was also a founding leader of the Maquoketa Clover Kids program, which introduces younger...

2015 Jackson County- Leland and Jeanette Lane

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:28 AM
Head, Heart, Hands & Health; these are all things that are part of Leland & Jeanette Lane’s everyday life. Leland has been active in 4-H since youth as a member and involvement has continued into Leland and Jeanette’s married life as club leaders, committee members, Dairy Promotion Board members and...

2014 Jackson County - Larry and Mary Lou Johnson

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:38 PM
Larry and Mary Lou Johnson reside in rural Maquoketa where they own and operate the family farm. While still in high school, Larry started farming with 25 head of cows and feeder cattle, 200 hogs and 80 acres of corn. Today, the operation has grown to 450 stock cows, 4,500...

2013 Jackson County - Charles and Linda Lane

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:17 PM
Charles and Linda Lane of Preston are Jackson County’s nomination for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. They have been connected to 4-H since their youth, meeting on an exchange trip. Charles was a member of the Preston Calf Club and Linda a member of Miles Meadowlarks. As parents, Charles...

2012 Jackson County - Vern & Cindy Poll

Posted on 08/20/2012 at 10:54 AM
Vern and Cindy Poll live in Maquoketa and are the nominees for the 4-H Hall of Fame for Jackson County. They have been involved with 4-H for many years. Cindy started in 4-H in the Buckhorn Busy Bodies 4-H club. While in that club she exhibited in clothing and food...

2011 Jackson County - Mike & Kandy Franzen

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:39 PM
Mike and Kandy Franzen have been a part of 4-H since the 1980’s when their kids joined 4-H. They also have been a part of the Jackson County Fair in Maquoketa, IA for many years. Currently Mike is the president of the fair board there. So he knows all about...

2010 Jackson County - Connie Jo Weirup

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:22 PM
Longtime Jackson County resident, Connie Jo Weirup has been involved with 4-H since she was a young girl. Connie, who was a member of the Andrew Future Farmerettes and the Andrew Future Farmers did well with her projects at the county and state level. She participated at the State Convention...

2009 Jackson County - Liz Lindstrom

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:47 PM
The Jackson County 4-H Program is honored to have Liz Lindstrom as the 2009 4-H Hall of Fame recipient. Liz was not a 4-H’er, but has been very active with 4-H since her children were young. Liz married Arnold Lindstrom and has four children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; everyone...

2008 Jackson County - Floyd Peters

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:29 AM
Agriculture and 4-H has been a way of life for Floyd Peters. He became a member of the Andrew Future Farmers in 1942 at the age of eleven. His first year as a 4-H member he bought a Hereford steer from a neighbor as a “baby beef” project. He showed...

2007 Jackson County - Wanda Cornelius

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:51 PM
4-H has been an important part of Wanda Cornelius’ life. As a child, she learned many new things as a 4-H member. She learned the importance of the care of animals and how to bake homemade bread. Wanda later married Jerry Cornelius and had one son and two girls. They...

2006 Jackson County - Judith A. Kruse Tonderum

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:14 PM
Judith Kruse Tonderum started with 4-H as a ten year old in the Farmer’s Creek Jolly Juniors 4-H Club, in Jackson County, of which her mother was a 4-H leader. It was while a 4-H member, she learned to keep accurate records, bake bread, make pie curst, and construct a...

2005 Jackson County - Lucille Deppe

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:36 PM
Lucille Deppe, from Jackson County, began her 4-H career in 1939 with a new club called the Andrew Future Farmerettes. Lucille had projects such as livestock, home furnishings, gardening, clothing, and food preservation. These were some of the main focuses in this era. One of her memorable moments is when...

2004 Jackson County - Nadine Wosoba

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:42 AM
Nadine Wosoba started her involvement in 4-H when she was a young girl in Jackson County, near Monmouth, Iowa. She later became a 4-H Leader of the girl’s club, Monmouth Merry Maids, when her daughter became involved. Her husband, Lumir also became a 4-H Leader when their two sons entered...

2002 Jackson County - Jeannett Kruse

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:39 PM
Jeannett Kruse has for 23 years been at the center of the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development Program. While her position has been that of Office Assistant, she is the focal pint in administration of our 4-H program – from answering hundreds of calls every year, to walk-ins needing every...
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