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2019 State Recognition: Darrell Busby

Posted on 08/20/2019 at 3:22 PM
Darrell Busby was raised in St. Francis, Kansas, a small town in the northwest corner of the state. He and his three younger brothers raised cattle, sheep and pigs. He was a member of the Lawn Ridge 4-H club for eight years and received the State 4-H recognition award in...

2019 State Recognition: Roy Hougen

Posted on 08/20/2019 at 3:19 PM
Roy Hougen began his 4-H experience as a member with club work in both South Dakota and Minnesota spanning the years of 1947-52. His top memories from then were showing Poland China hogs at the county fair. Other club memories include the sharing of project learning, practicing parliamentary procedure, and...

2018 State Recognition: Lois Warme

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 4:13 PM
Lois Warme was a nine year 4-H’er from Calhoun County belonging to the Garfield Gleam Girls and Garfield Go-Getters 4-H Clubs. She served in several club officer positions as well as a County 4-H Girls Officer. Accomplishments included selection to attend the Home Improvement Award trip to Chicago, the State...

2018 State Recognition: Janis Stone

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 4:12 PM
Janis Stone joined 4-H as a 10 years-old in Illinois in 1948. Her first sewing project was a cotton print skirt and scarf. Her sewing projects were exhibited at Illinois State Fair three years in the 1950s. Another 4-H highlight was attending 4-H Leadership Camp. These details were as important...

2017 State Recognition: Jerry Perkins

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:24 AM
People may know Jerry Perkins best for his 40 year journalism career covering farm and agribusiness news, both domestically and internationally. Those in 4-H know him best for his advocacy and support of Iowa 4-H’ers attending National 4-H Conference and his reporting of 4-H shows and activities at the Iowa...

2016 State Recognition James ‘Jim’ Pease

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:36 AM
Jim Pease has nearly 4 decades of experience as an Extension specialist, professor of interpretation, writer, and consultant. Jim began his 4-H career in 1974 as a Youth Development Naturalist at Uplam Woods 4-H Camp in Wisconsin and was lured to Iowa 4-H in 1980. During his tenure as 4-H Camping...

2016 State Recognition JaneAnn Stout

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:34 AM
JaneAnn Stout was a nine year 4-H member in Clay County. She participated in the traditional ‘girls’ projects of clothing, food and nutrition and home improvement. She also participated in the traditional ‘boys’ projects including beef, sheep, swine and poultry, as well as a variety of non-traditional projects including art. JaneAnn...

2014 State Recognition - Jerry Parsons

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:20 AM
Jerry Parsons has had a memorable career and vocation with the Iowa State Extension Service. In 1952, he received his bachelor’s in Agriculture Education from Iowa State College (ISC). Following his stint in the US Navy, Jerry joined the State Extension staff as Youth Assistant in Jones County in 1954....

2014 State Recognition - Loren Kruse

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:19 AM
Loren Kruse grew up on a family farm in Grundy County and joined 4-H when he was 10. His 4-H experiences led to his choice of journalism as a career path. In 1970, Loren began his journalism career as Extension 4-H editor at Oklahoma State University. In 1976, he became...

2004 State Recognition - Kenneth Fulk

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:41 PM
In 1929, 75 years ago, Kenneth Fulk showed his first livestock exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. And now, 150 years after its creation, the Iowa State Fair is still going strong thanks in large part to Kenneth Fulk and his love of livestock, fairs, and young people. Ken was...

2005 State Recognition - Florine Swanson

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:39 PM
Florine (Schulte) Swanson grew up in Norway, Iowa, where she joined 4-H at the age of ten. One of her fondest memories as a young member was traveling by bus to the 4-H Center near Madrid for three days of summer camp. Highlights of her 4-H career included a trip...

2004 State Recognition - Kenneth Fulk

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:56 AM
In 1929, 75 years ago, Kenneth Fulk showed his first livestock exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. And now, 150 years after its creation, the Iowa State Fair is still going strong thanks in large part to Kenneth Fulk and his love of livestock, fairs, and young people. Ken was...

2004 State Recognition - Don Greiman

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:55 AM
If Don Greiman’s first experience attending the Iowa State Fair would be any indication of his future interest in 4-H and Fairs, his parents would have been surprised. At two years of age, his parents rented a tent for overnight camping at the Iowa State Fair. Since this was in...

2004 State Recognition - Shirley Stakey

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 10:54 AM
It only seems appropriate to honor Shirley Stakey in the 4-H Hall of Fame on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Iowa State Fair. The Fair has been a pivotal part of her life. Shirley served as the superintendent of the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State...

2003 State Recognition - O.H. Benson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:46 AM
Oscar H. Benson became Wright County school superintendent in 1906. As a school teacher, Benson was recognized for introducing agriculture and domestic science into his teaching. While superintendent, he pushed to include agriculture and domestic science into elementary school work. He encouraged students to exhibit their work at school fairs,...

2003 State Recognition - Max Exner

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:45 AM
Max Exner, a composer, director, folk-dancer, and poet also conducted the statewide Extension music programs for Iowa 4-H. These are some of his memories: “At first the long drives about the state were a bore to a guy who'd always lived by lakes and mountains. But then I discovered the...

2003 State Recognition - Emelda Kunau

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:44 AM
Emelda’s was first involved with 4-H as a member in Scott County where she was born in 1905. Following her graduation from high school she began college only to have to discontinue her studies because of the depression. For a number of years she taught country schools in Eastern Iowa...

2003 State Recognition - Lyle Mackey

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:43 AM
Lyle Mackey began his 4-H career showing dairy cattle. Following his graduation from Iowa State University with a B.S. and later a Masters Degree his career took him to work for Iowa State University Extension. His Extension service took him to Benton County, Plymouth County, State 4-H Staff, the Eastern...

2003 State Recognition - Don Muhm

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:39 AM
Don Muhm was a member of the Amsterdam Booster’s 4-H Club in Hancock County from 1941- 1943 just prior to World War II. His projects included market lambs and market steers. As the farm editor of the Des Moines Register and Tribune, Don annually hosted the newspaper’s bon voyage reception...

2003 State Recognition - Glen Thompson

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 11:38 AM
In 1964, Glen Thompson became the first 4-H specialist in recreation for Extension at Iowa State University. Glen served as the state recreation specialist until 1985, when he took over as director of the 4-H Camping Center near Madrid. As director of the camp, he continued his influence on the...
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