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2022 Madison County Wendy Burkett

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:51 AM
Wendy Burkett has made many valuable contributions to Madison County 4-H over her eight-year tenure. Wendy spends innumerable hours throughout the year planning club activities, helping members prepare projects and communication presentations, and formulating intentional, active, and educational club meetings. Outside of her regular duties leading the club and officer...

2021 Madison County Lois Stuart

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 9:33 AM
Lois Stuart was Madison County Extension's 4-H Aide for 18 years. During that time, she helped start a dairy goat program at the county fair. She was known to have the biggest dairy goat program in Iowa at that time. Lois believed in the 4-H program. She made projects exciting...

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...
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2019 Madison County: Mary Gordon

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:25 PM
2019 marks a milestone for Mary Gordon. This will be Mary’s 23rd year as manager of the 4-H food stand at Madison County Fair. Mary has a long history of 4-H involvement. “I grew up in Jefferson Jolly Jets and Jefferson Boosters 4-H Clubs,” Mary stated. While involved in both...
Posted in Madison, 2019 |

2018 Madison County: Phyllis Jones

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:37 PM
Phyllis Jones of Winterset has been involved with the Madison County 4-H program from an early age. Phyllis has been a lifelong member of Madison County 4-H. Phyllis had many beef, dairy cattle, food, clothing, and home improvement projects throughout her 4-H career. She made some of her own clothes...
Posted in Madison, 2018 |

2017 Madison County: Bonnie and LeRoy Songer

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:45 AM
With over forty years of service to Madison County Extension and 4-H, Bonnie (Raber) Songer is perhaps one of the most formative and influential individuals in Extension’s 100 years of service to the county. With her devoted husband LeRoy by her side, she left a lasting impression on Madison County...

2016 Madison County Ted Benshoof

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:55 AM
For many years, Ted Benshoof had an active role in the Madison County 4-H program. He grew up as a 4-H member in Warren County, exhibiting Polled Herefords at both the Warren County Fair and Iowa State Fair. As an adult, Ted moved to Madison County, Iowa. He has three...

2015 Madison County- Rita Huntrods

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:38 AM
Rita Huntrods was a nine year member of the Lee Stars 4-H Club in Madison County, Iowa. She was a very active 4-H’er, participating as an elected officer in her club numerous years. She participated in a variety of project areas, including sheep, clothing, style review, home furnishings, and food...

2012 Madison County- Mike Erdman

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 11:02 AM
Mike was an eight year member of the Boone Boomers 4-H club, Dallas County. Encouraged by his parents, he was very active, participating in a variety of projects including beef, foundation beef herd, swine, woodworking, welding, leadership, and citizenship. Some of the county awards he earned included swine, beef, leadership,...

2010 Madison County - Phil and Jan Moore

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:09 PM
Phil started his 4-H career as a young child growing up in Madison County. He joined his local 4-H Club and participated in the Madison County Fair, Iowa State Fair, and Ak-sar-ben, exhibiting cattle. His passion for 4-H did not end when he left school, he decided to volunteer his...

2009 Madison County

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:27 PM
· 4-H Leaders – Penn Prize Winners · Worked with 4-H’ers and their families in many different ways that help youth explore, learn about and help their community. · Ernie has been a long time supporter of many youth involved with livestock projects and has served as the coach of...

2008 Madison County - Fred Stookey

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:20 AM
Fred has been a 4-H leader for the Scottish Farm Feeders Club for 30 plus years. He has supported young members and helped them find a spot within the club and has helped them develop their talents. Fred was always open to suggestions and strived to make it the kids’...

2007 Madison County - Jack Kinney

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:13 PM
Jack has been actively involved with 4-H most of his life. First as a 4-H member, then as the father of three 4-H members, and for the last several years as a club leader. Kids and 4-H have always been important to Jack and always will be! Jack’s club is...

2006 Madison County - Carl Beeler

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:00 PM
Carl Beeler led his five children and fifteen grandchildren, as well as countless other youth with their county and state fair projects. He was a recognized face at both of these fairs and also at the Kansas City Royal, Ak-Sar-Ben, Denver Livestock Expo, International Livestock Expo in Chicago and Louisville...

2005 Madison County - John LaFratte

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:26 PM
• Madison Co. Extension Council member for over 15 years – also served as chair. • Served on committee to purchase ISU Extension – Madison Co. building. • Worked on three referendum committees. • Helped gather items and run various 4-H auctions. • John and daughter Marcy organized a plan...

2003 Madison County - Fern Algoe

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:31 PM
Fern Algoe was a charter member of Scott Township 4-H in her youth and became a club leader when her daughters joined as members. Fern continued to be a club leader for over 30 years, helping and encouraging all members to make their best better. She attended many training sessions...

2002 Madison County - Mary Pat Wiedmann

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:59 PM
Mary Pat Wiedmann has been a lifelong Madison County 4-Her. Active in many exhibit areas as a youth, Mary Pat has continued her 4-H career as a parent volunteer and organizational club leader of the Crawford Hillsiders 4-H club. Encouraging 4-Hers and their families to become involved in a variety...
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