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2022 Poweshiek County Brenda Allen

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:16 PM
Poweshiek County 4-H Extension and Outreach are very proud to nominate Brenda Allen for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Brenda has exemplified outstanding service and leadership in 4-H honors Poweshiek County 4-H, the state of Iowa, and National 4-H. Her 4-H involvement has been part of her whole life...

2021 Poweshiek County Sharon Ford

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 4:45 PM
Sharon Ford was a 4H member growing up. This developed into her helping with her children's' 4H club as a parent for a few years and then later deciding to take the role as a leader. She was a leader of the Bear Creek Pepper Uppers from 2005-2009. During her...

2020 Poweshiek County: Gina Urfer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Gina Urfer has been active in Poweshiek County her entire life. She was born and raised in Malcom, IA and has farmed with her husband, Jim, since 1977. She worked as a home health aide and then transitioned into a dialysis tech for many years. She has a son and...
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2019 Poweshiek County: Garnet Gertsma

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:08 PM
Garnet Gertsma, age 83, of Lynnville has been active in the Lynnville-Sully community for many years. She and her husband David live on a farm near Lynnville where they raised 3 children. From 1968-1981 she was a 4-H leader for the Sugar Creek Peppy Pals girls club. At the time the...
Posted in Poweshiek, 2019 |

2018 Poweshiek County: Richard Cheney

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:12 PM
Richard Cheney has been active in the Poweshiek County 4-H programs in various roles for years. These roles include as a parent, leader, grandfather, and Poweshiek County Extension council member. During his time as a 4-H leader of the Deep River Busy Boys 4-H Club, he planned fun activities for...
Posted in Poweshiek, 2018 |

2017 Poweshiek County: George Graham

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:21 AM
The Poweshiek County 4-H program is proud to honor George Graham as their 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. George has been involved with 4-H and agriculture since he was 10 years old. He was part of the Chester Chaps 4-H Club where he used to show at the...

2016 Poweshiek County Lucille Van Dyke

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:15 AM
The Poweshiek County 4-H program is proud to honor Lucille Van Dyke as their 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. At the age of 94, she still operates a 60-acre farm with her tight knit family consisting of three generations of Poweshiek County 4-H members! In 1955, she and...

2015 Poweskiek County- Betsy Cranston

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:41 AM
The Poweshiek County 4-H Program is proud to honor Betsy Cranston as their 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. Betsy became actively involved in the Poweshiek County 4-H program in 2011 by taking on a leadership role within the Deep River Helping Hands 4-H Club. As a club leader, Betsy...

2014 Poweshiek County - Larry Sears

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:32 AM
Poweshiek County 4-Hers are proud to honor Larry Sears as their inductee into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. He is best known to county 4-Hers as an auctioneer in the sale ring every year when members sell their projects. Many have met him in the show ring , and...

2013 Poweskiek County - Maynard Lang

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:35 AM
Maynard Lang's 4-H career began in 1936 as a member of the Madison Go-Getters 4-H Club. He served in various officer positions within his club and at the county level. Maynard exhibited registered Ayrshires at the county fair, Iowa State Fair and National Dairy Cattle Congress. In 1942, he was...

2012 Poweshiek County- Jerry Dale

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 9:03 AM
The chief lesson I learned is not what you do, but how you do it. By Jerry Dale Quote taken from his 4-H Record Book in 1958 Jerry Dale has over a sixty year history with 4-H. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for 52 years and have...

2011 Poweshiek County - Frances Hall

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:40 PM
Frances Hall devoted her life to teaching others. She spent over 20 years as a 4H club leader in Poweshiek County. She served on the Poweshiek County Fairboard for 21 years (1979-2000) and was co-founder of Heritage Park located on the fairgrounds. During her years of service as a 4H...

2010 Poweshiek County - Deborah (Van Arkel) Goold

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:07 PM
Deborah Jene Lockie knew very early in life that she was going to be a true 4-Her. When she was old enough she joined the Jamestown Jolly Juniors 4-H club in Howard County. She actively did sewing, cooking and home improvement projects as well as exhibited dairy projects. Debbie was...

2009 Poweshiek County - Nancy Allen

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:45 PM
As a member of the Clear Lake Sailors in Hamilton County Nancy Allen learned the 4H pledge. Throughout her career in 4H, as a member and as a professional she has lived the 4H pledge, particularly the line, for my club, my community, my country and my world. As a...

2002 Poweshiek County - Fannie Buchanan

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:49 PM
Fannie Buchanan became involved in the 4-H music program in the 1920’s. She wrote 5 4-H songs that became part of 4-H memories across the nation. “The Plowing Song”, dedicated to farm boys, and “Dreaming”, for 4-H girls, were introduced at National 4-H Club Camp in 1927. Previously, during World...
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