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2007 Adair County - Dave & Chris Gleason

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:39 AM
Dave and Chris met when they were students at Iowa State University. They landed in Adair County in 1974 when Dave took a job as a hog buyer. Neither Chris, a military kid who moved frequently growing up, nor Dave, a town kid from eastern Iowa, had been 4-H members...
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2007 Adams County - Rick and Jolene Bissell

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:37 AM
Rick and Jolene Bissell have supported 4-H in Adams County in many ways over the last 23 years. First, they raised four children through 9 or more years of 4-H during that time. As they were raising their family, they also both gave of their talents as Adams County 4-H...
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2007 Allamakee County - Bob & Bernie Heffern

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:36 AM
The Allamakee County 4-H & Youth Committee are proud to recognize Bob & Bernie Heffern the 2007 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees from Allamakee County. The Hefferns have exhibited life-long service to the Iowa 4-H program. Bernie became a member of the French Creek Farmerettes in 1949. Later Bob...

2007 Appanoose County - Pat Dole

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:35 AM
Pat Dole has dedicated many years to the Appanoose County 4-H and Extension programs. Pat served six years on the 4-H Adult Committee and continues to serve as the County’s Extension Council Treasurer. These are only a few of the many things that Pat contributes to Appanoose County. · Served...

2007 Audubon County - Gale VanAernam

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:34 AM
Gale exhibits a tireless commitment to 4-H. Whether he’s nose-printing a calf, contacting auctioneers, hooking up the PA system, moving bleachers, setting up gates, lining up sheep, working with superintendents on show orders, meeting with leaders on rule changes, discussing ways to update livestock classes, or consoling a 4-H’er who...

2007 Benton County - Yvonne Brecht

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:33 AM
Yvonne has a love for 4-H and the youth in Benton County that goes beyond compare. She has helped shape the minds and values of so many 4-H’ers in her career as a leader that the true numbers of the lives she has touched will never be known. The great...

2007 Black Hawk County - Rex & Phyllis Boatman

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:32 AM
Rex and Phyllis Boatman always go the extra mile to help youth and also adults understand the importance of doing your very best. Rex is a former 4-H’er from Clay County, Black Hawk County & Iowa 4-H Alumni, Coach for Black Hawk County Livestock Judging Team for10 years taking teams...

2007 Boone County - Deb Owens

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:31 AM
Deb Owens combines her love of kids and dogs as she volunteers in Boone County as dog obedience instructor and dog superintendent, which she has done for a total of 34 years. She is knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging with 4-H’ers and dogs. Deb assists with the State Fair 4-H dog...
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2007 Bremer County - Elston Buls

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:29 AM
Elston was a very active 4-H’er for many years and attained many top county awards in the late 50 and early 60’s from “Outstanding 4-H Boy”, “Outstanding Dairy Member”, to the top award – “Achievement.” The Leadership, Citizenship, Community Service, and several agriculture awards were also presented to him. He...

2007 Buena Vista County -Cindy Glienke

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:29 AM
Cindy (Bibler) Glienke was nine years old when she became a 4-H member in Buena Vista County. Cindy joined the Elk Antlers 4-H Club, holding many leadership positions, both at the local club level and the county level. She has served as a club leader for the Maple Valley Agriculturists,...

2007 Butler County - Nancy Jensen

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:28 AM
Nancy Jensen has been a long-time 4-H volunteer. Her contributions have included being a 4-H Leader, on the 4-H & Youth Advisory Board(both of which she is still doing), former member of the Extension Council, volunteered for 4-H day camps, workshops, Communications Day, fair, etc. Nancy is always more than...

2007 Calhoun County - Marlene & Dr. Paul Armbrecht

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:27 AM
Paul and Marlene have been involved with the Calhoun County 4-H program several ways since moving to the county in 1973. Marlene was a 4-H leader for 15 years, served on the Youth Committee, has helped with county and NW Area record book judging, judged at county fairs, and judged...

2007 Carroll County - Ralph & Mary Ann Bock

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:26 AM
Ralph Bock and his wife Mary Ann were married for 56 years and are the parents of eleven, nine-year 4-H members. They spent over 50 years supporting 4-H – not just as parents! Ralph was a 4-H leader for 25 years. and was a member of the Carroll County Youth...

2007 Cass County - Matt Rogers

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:22 AM
Matt Rogers was active in 4-H as a member of the Franklin’s Future 4-H club in Cass County. Even after graduating from high school, Matt’s passion for the 4-H program and for the Cass County Fair was evident. Matt joined the Cass County Fairboard in the fall of 2003. But...
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2007 Cedar County - Jim Crock

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:21 AM
Jim Crock was a 4-H member as a youth and has been involved in 4-H his whole life. His family has placed an emphasis on rural living with 4-H being a major part. His enthusiasm for the 4-H program carried over into his adult life. He was a leader of...
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2007 Cerro Gordo County - Donald Sapp

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:20 AM
Don has been involved in helping with 4-H youth in Cerro Gordo County since 1984. He is currently the co-chair of the Cerro Gordo Youth Committee and has served on the committee for 7 years. Don has worked with the Cerro Gordo Horse program for 23 years and has been...

2007 Chickasaw County - Tom & Cora Lynch

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:19 AM
Tom and Cora Lynch believe that involvement in 4-H has always been a part of their family life. All four of their children were very involved in 4-H and 4-H programs. Tom and Cora are still actively involved in the Chickasaw County 4-H fair as they have been the Livestock...

2007 Clay County - Ann Lohman

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:18 AM
Ann Lohman, who retired on April 30 of this year, spent the past 22 years of her career with Iowa State University Extension – initially as a Home Economist and for the last 15 years as Clay County Extension Education Director. Although 4-H was not a part of her youth,...
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2007 Clayton County - Dr. Ken Reimer

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:16 AM
For many years, Dr. Reimer has been an advocate for young people to be members of 4-H as a way for them to grow in leadership and citizenship skills. That encouragement is based on his 4-H experience in the 1950’s. A 4-H highlight each year of most 4-H'ers is exhibiting...

2007 Clinton County - Beverly Downey

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:15 AM
Bev has been a positive influence on the youth of Clinton County by helping them to develop life skills including leadership and communication. She provides consistent encouragement in several 4-H project areas. Her time and dedication is unable to be measured by the youth she has benefited. 1967-76 Member of...
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2007 Crawford County - Nancy Kremin

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:14 AM
Nancy Kremin began her 4-H experience when she joined the local 4-H club in Manilla when she was in 4th grade. She was an active member participating in various aspects that 4-H brought to her through her years as a member. In 1978 Nancy became a 4-H group leader and...

2007 Dallas County - Shi & Dwight Johnson

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:13 AM
Dwight and Shi Johnson started their 20 year 4-H involvement as club leaders soon after their oldest son Brad became a member, continuing as daughters Dinah and Jenny showed beef and horses. When the children were off to college, Dwight became beef superintendent, with Shi doing the paperwork end of...

2007 Delaware County - Ruth & Allen Remling

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:12 AM
Ruth Remling was a club leader of the Dundee Luckies and a county Visual Arts project leader for a total of 20 years of service. Former club members and co-leaders praised her for her organizational skills and her ability to make concepts clear and understandable. She also judged at county...

2007 Des Moines County - Terri & Dennis (Butch) Miller

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:09 AM
Terri and Dennis (Butch) Miller are an important part of the Des Moines County 4-H program. Terri served as general leader of the Unity Klover Leaf 4-H Club for 20 years. She has served on the 4-H Youth Committee for six years and has received the Des Moines County 4-H...

2007 Dickinson County - Sue Boettcher

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:06 AM
Sue’s contributions to the 4-H program are numerous. She was a 9 year member herself, attended ISU, and came back to Dickinson County where she served as a volunteer leader for 3 years. Sue has been an Extension Council member for 8 years and served as council chair for 2...

2007 East Pottawattamie County - Kenneth Parkhill

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:03 AM
Kenneth Parkhill enjoyed helping young people and so it was only natural that around 1950 he was asked by the county Extension 4-H aide to be a 4-H leader for the Westside Feeders 4-H Club. This was an agricultural club that had been formed in the 1940's and was made...

2007 Emmet County - Belva Henrickson

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:02 AM
Belva Henrickson has been a very valuable asset to the Emmet County 4-H program and an excellent volunteer for Emmet County Extension events for many years. She was a 4-H leader of the Lincoln Handy Helpers 4-H club and the bicycle project group. From 4-H day camps to many project...
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2007 Fayette County - Eldon & Wilda Ingamells

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:33 PM
Eldon and Wilda have both been great assets to the Fayette County 4-H program over the past several years. Eldon served on the Fayette County Youth Committee from 1981 to 1989. In Fayette County, Eldon is known as the “beef weigher” as he has weighed in all the market beef...

2007 Floyd County - Larry Stewart

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:31 PM
Larry has always been a supporter of youth and related programs and events in Floyd County. He likes to visit with the youth about how they raised and prepared their livestock for the county fair. Larry was born and raised in Floyd County –left after college for education profession-returned to...
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2007 Franklin County - Ken Showalter

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:29 PM
Ken Showalter has always been a strong supporter of 4-H in Franklin County, being the second of 4 generations involved with the program. As a member he was active in livestock and judging projects. He served on the 4-H committee and as a 4-H leader for 15 years. His 4...

2007 Fremont County - Paul McElroy

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:24 PM
Throughout its history, Fremont County 4-H has been extremely fortunate to have individuals who have given an extraordinary amount of time and dedication to the 4-H program and Extension service. One of those individuals was Paul McElroy, who started working with Fremont County Extension in 1943 and continued until his...

2007 Greene County - Joan Allen

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:22 PM
Joan Allen was a club leader in the 1950’s and 60’s who instilled a sense of dependability, integrity, fair play, and good citizenship in each member, largely by example. She wholeheartedly appreciated working with the 4-H program and was involved in a variety of areas for over 20 years. Besides...

2007 Grundy County - Jerry Schmidt

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:19 PM
Jerry has been an active supporter of the Grundy County 4-H Program for many of years. Jerry has been very supportive of his children, grandchildren, and all of the youth in Grundy County. His interest in 4-H grew when his daughter started showing poultry and his poultry project has been...

2007 Hamilton County - Wilfred Groves III

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:09 PM
Wil Groves has served the Hamilton County 4-H program for over 30 years. He began his volunteer services as a photography project leader, conducting at least 3 photography workshops each year for our county 4-H program. When his son, Jackson became 4-H age he became a club leader of the...

2007 Hancock County - Doug Adams

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:07 PM
As a youth, Doug Adams was a member of the Liscomb Lively Laborers 4-H club for nine years. During this time he served as President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer. He was on the club livestock judging team, the Marshall County Livestock Judging Team, Marshall County Teen Council, and he showed...

2007 Hardin County - Pat & Joe Rash

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:05 PM
Joe and Pat Rash have volunteered many hours in support of the 4-H program. Each one has served their community as a leader; Joe for 19 years and Pat for 21 years. They have enjoyed watching their children and now grandchildren enter exhibits, show livestock at the county and state...

2007 Harrison County - Debbie & John Straight

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 2:02 PM
John and Debbie Straight are outstanding 4-H volunteers. Both of them have been active in Harrison County’s 4-H youth development program for longer than 13 years. Debbie is currently the volunteer organizational leader to a very successful and dynamic 4-H club that has over 60 members. She sets the standard...

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...

2007 Humboldt County - Harold & Janice Nostrom

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:55 PM
Harold and Janice have been strong supporters of 4-H for many years in Humboldt County. All of Harold and Janice’s 4 children were involved in 4-H in Corinth Township and 8 of 9 of their grandchildren have been involved in 4-H. Janice’s mother was a 4-H member and adult volunteer...

2007 Ida County - Chester Burton

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:54 PM
Chester was a leader for the Garfield All Stars in Ida County for over 50 years. His dedication to the 4-H program will long be remembered by the 4-H’ers of Ida County. He never missed a day of the fair and was always present to support his 4-H members in...
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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...

2007 Jasper County - Mavis Geisler & the Geisler Penquite Charitable Corporation

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:51 PM
Mavis has been a long time resident of Jasper County. Mavis and her husband were very involved in agriculture and owned and operated several farms in the Mingo area stretching over a thousand acres. Through their successful farming operation she has graciously and most generously contributed to the Jasper County...

2007 Jefferson County - Leland Stanley

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:49 PM
Leland is currently involved with 4-H in a variety of ways. He assists with the Fairfield Clover Kids Club monthly. He helps during the annual Farm Safety Day Camp held during the Jefferson County Fair. Leland also serves as a static exhibits judge for a number of county fairs. During...

2007 Johnson County - Ronald & Virginia Stutsman

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:48 PM
Through their business, Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc, and through their family and community leadership, Ron and Virginia Stutsman are “extraordinary” supporters of the Johnson County and Iowa 4-H program. Ron has served as president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, vice president of the Hills Bank Board of Directors, member of...

2007 Jones County - Paul Glen

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:47 PM
Paul Glenn is the type of individual that is always eager to donate his services to the 4-H program. During his youth, he was an active 4-H member and participated in the 4-H livestock judging contest at the State Fair for five years. Paul has continued that interest in the...
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2007 Keokuk County - Elmer Greiner

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:46 PM
Elmer has been a 4-H and Keokuk County Expo supporter since before most people can remember. He has been one of the constants in the 4-H Livestock formula. His efforts could only be measured in years of extensive service. Serving as Swine and Carcass Committee Chair and keeping a watchful...

2007 Kossuth County - Merwyn Hurlburt

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:45 PM
Mert Hurlburt became involved with 4-H in 1988 again after his kids were long out of 4-H. At that time he joined the Kossuth County Fair Board where he remained an active member for 15 years. He continues to be active in the youth program after his board tenure. During...

2007 Lee County - Margeret Dresser

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:43 PM
The backbone of the 4-H program is volunteers. They come in several types, the visible, the behind the scenes and the special occasion volunteers. All types play an important part in 4-H being successful. Margeret has been all of these. She has helped numerous members, parents and leaders find success...
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2007 Linn County - Jim & Janice Crow

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:40 PM
Jim and Janice Crow have been a part of Linn County 4-H for a combined total of over 50 years of service. Both have been club leaders – Jim with the Squaw Creek Warriors and Janice with Marion’s Best. Both have been active on many 4- H committees and are...
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2007 Lucas County - Gert Patterson

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:20 PM
Gert has been such a positive and powerful influence throughout the years to so many youth. She has dedicated her life to helping and teaching others and it shows by the many lives she has touched. We appreciate her dedication and believe she is an inspiration to all of us....
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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...

2007 Mahaska County - Vera Minenga

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:12 PM
Vera Minenga of Mahaska County definitely bleeds green! She was a very active 4-H member in Mahaska County and loves to tell stories of her time in 4-H. Vera was the Office Assistant for Mahaska County Extension for many years and continues to fill in when they are short-staffed. She...

2007 Marion County - Benny Brooks

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:11 PM
For Benny, 4-H was a life-long activity. He began in 1939 as member when he was 12 years old showing his beloved Shorthorn cattle. He served in many capacities but probably was most happy as a father of 4-H members. He promoted his belief in strong values through his dedication...

2007 Marshall County - LeRoy Stewart

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:09 PM
LeRoy Stewart has been involved in 4-H leadership with the Liscomb Lively Laborers for 17 years. He began as a 4-H parent, then became an assistant leader, along with his wife, Sharon and since 2000 he has been the organizational leader. This tenure may not be as long as some,...

2007 Mills County - Tom Pollock

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:08 PM
Tom Pollock and his wife, Helen, have raised three sons on their farm south of Malvern. Tom was a 9 year 4-H’er in Mills County. Tom has been an indispensable volunteer for Mills County 4-H for nearly three decades. He has been a 4-H leader for 25 years, touching and...
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2007 Mitchell County - Jack Steiert

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:06 PM
Jack Steiert has been an active volunteer supporting the Mitchell County Extension 4-H program for more than 45 years. Jack has a concern for youth and gives his time and talents to help 4-H’ers grow. Jack started his volunteer service over 40 years ago as a beef project leader. He...

2007 Monona County - Lettie Thrift

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:58 PM
Lettie Thrift was a part of 4-H as a member in Mills County, Iowa, when it first started in 1922. Lettie knew the Superintendent of Schools in neighboring Wright and Page Counties, O.H. Benson and Mrs. Jessie Field-Shambaugh, where 4-H club work was introduced into schools in 1906. Lettie’s mother,...

2007 Monroe County - Charles (Jake) & Betty (Arlene) Jacobs

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:49 PM
Charles (Jake) and Betty (Arlene) Jacobs are instrumental Monroe County 4-H volunteers and have been for many years. Both were active leaders in the Mantua Township Area. Jake was a Monroe County 4-H Leader for 17 years and Arlene for 20. Both concluded their leader rein in 1987. Through those...

2007 Montgomery County - Dennis Carlson

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:48 PM
Dennis has been involved in Montgomery County 4-H for 52 years. He was a member of the Grant Spitfires 4-H Club for 10 years with both beef and swine projects. He showed swine at the state fair and Aksarben and had the grand champion market hog at the Iowa State...

2007 Muscatine County - Linda Pierson

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:47 PM
Linda’s involvement with 4-H began when she became a member of the Pike Peppy Pals 4-H (girls) club and the Pike Pluck Pikers (boys) 4-H clubs. Back then, you had to join the boys’ 4-H club and do two record books if you wanted to show livestock. She has been...

2007 O'Brien County - Sally DeKok

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:43 PM
Sally DeKok of Primghar, has been one of O’Brien County’s biggest supporters of the 4-H program for over 3 decades. As a youth, she was a member of O’Brien County Omega-We-Go 4-H club, and went on to ISU and taught home economics in Sheldon for nearly 20 years. As a...

2007 Page County - Arlen Meyer

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:40 PM
Arlen Meyer grew up in a 4-H family. He was a nine-year member of the Page County Nodaway Nuggets 4-H Club. While he was a club member, Arlen served in nearly all offices, participated in county-wide activities, and enjoyed raising and showing market beef. He also participated in livestock judging...
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2007 Palo Alto County - Tim Naig

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:35 PM
For many years Tim Naig of Cylinder, IA has made a positive impact in the lives of many 4-Hers in Palo Alto County and throughout the state. He was a 9-year 4-H member as a youth and has been involved with 4-H ever since. Tim has judged numerous sheep shows...

2007 Plymouth County - Zelda Sherlock

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:33 PM
Zelda Sherlock was never a 4-H’er because she lived in town and at that time town kids couldn’t belong to 4-H. She does remember being able to attend club meetings though. Her aunt was a 4-H leader and she got to go along. Although Zelda was never an official member,...

2007 Pocahontas County - Melvin Powers

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:30 PM
As a County Extension Director for 34 years, Melvin Powers contributed many hours to the 4-H program through training, involvement with 4-H Leaders, and county Fair activities. He worked successfully at the reorganization of the Pocahontas county Fair to provide county wide board representation. Even today, this board organization has...

2007 Polk County - Mary Lou Lathrum

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:22 PM
Mary Lou was a Polk County 4-H’er in the 1940s and 1950s. She was elected County Secretary in 1953. She sang in the Polk County 4-H Chorus. She attended State 4-H Camp, State Girls Convention (now Conference), and did demonstrations at the Iowa State Fair and Waterloo Dairy Cattle Conference....
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2007 Ringgold County - Merritt & Lorene Triggs

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:04 PM
Merritt & Lorene Triggs have been lifetime supporters of 4-H in Ringgold County. Merritt was an 11 year member of 4H in Ringgold County. His passion while in 4-H was the swine and horse project area. He exhibited Spotted and Poland hogs, draft horses, decorated and drove multiple hitch. After...

2007 Sac County - Roger Jensen

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:36 AM
Roger Jensen devoted 24 years of his professional career to ISU Extension. He started as 4-H and Youth Leader in Sac & Ida Counties, eventually moving into County Extension Director positions Ida County, then Sac County. His leadership in Sac County resulted in Girl and Guy Talk programs, Ag in...
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2007 Shelby County - Julienne Ferry

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:29 AM
Julienne Ferry models the 4-H spirit. She has served youth in Shelby County as a 4-H parent and leader, a judge and now as a proud grandparent. Through her 4-H volunteer efforts, past service on the Shelby County Extension Council, and now serving on the county ISU sesquicentennial committee she...

2007 Sioux County - Dr. Fred Sick

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:27 AM
Fred has been an invaluable resource to 4-H in Sioux County for more than 20 years. The active role he has played on the local Extension Council, as well as on the IACEC Board has influenced 4-H programming in Sioux County and beyond. He is a strong supporter of leadership...
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2007 State County - Phyllis Olson

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:25 AM
Phyllis Olson, Professor of Food & Nutrition, was an ISU Extension Nutritionist providing nutrition education for 28 years. She developed project materials for 4-H’ers and volunteers, conducted training for staff, county and State Fair 4-H judges as well as implementing other food and nutrition activities. Dr. Olson was superintendent of...

2007 Story County - Lee and JoAnn Blanchard

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:24 AM
The 4-H program in Story County has always been a part of Lee and JoAnn Blanchard’s life from the early days that both were 4-H Club members. JoAnn served for seventeen years as the 4-H County Youth Coordinator for the Story County Extension office and Lee served as Superintendent of...
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2007 Tama County - Helen Volline Marie Boldt

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:21 AM
Helen Boldt served as a volunteer 4-H leader in Tama County for over 40 years. This included four years as a local volunteer leader, 20 years as a Tama County Girls’ 4H Committee member and 22 years as a member of the Tama County Fair Association. She also served as...
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2007 Union County - Charles Ehm

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:19 AM
As Extension Director in Union County from 1962-1965. Charles (Chuck) Ehm was involved in every aspect of the 4-H program, from member to leader to county director and community stakeholder. He developed a strong 4-H leader’s training program providing a strong foundation of skill development for leaders. Chuck organized the...
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2007 Washington County - Robert L. Spenner, Sr.

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:18 AM
Robert L. Spenner, Sr. has been an active member of Washington County 4-H since 1945. He has been a member, club leader, chaperone, host family for the Japanese Exchange Program, served on the Extension Council and on the sheep committee for the fair. Robert was a member of the Cedar...

2007 Wayne County - Doris Pollock

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:17 AM
Doris has been involved in 4-H in one capacity or another almost all her life. She joined 4-H when she was a young girl, later served as an assistant leader and then a leader. She helped not only with the usual club activities but worked and traveled with the livestock...
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2007 Webster County - Brian & Jeannine Dencklau

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:10 AM
Brian and Jeannine Dencklau have been very active in the Webster County program in many ways. They have been leaders of the dog project for over thirty years, active on the fairboard, and their six children have all been very active in the 4H program. Volunteering their time twice a...

2007 West Pottawattamie County - Roberta Hall

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:09 AM
As leader of Neola Clever Clovers 4-H Club, Roberta loved teaching members about communications, social skills, and etiquette. Her most memorable meeting was when a former 4-H member who was at the Air Force Academy came back and demonstrated etiquette at table. This member said that when she was 9...

2007 Winneshiek County - Vernon Spilde

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:08 AM
Vernon Spilde, from Winneshiek County, started his career in 4-H in 1938 becoming a member of the Springfield Choreboys. During his years as a 4-H’er he received many honors from the Holstein Association, one of which was a scholarship to Iowa State College. After Vernon graduated from high school, he...

2007 Woodbury County - Wayne Molstad

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:05 AM
For Wayne Molstad of Moville, being part of 4-H and the County Fair was just doing what was expected - a family tradition. When his father could no longer serve as 4-H Leader or assistant and County Fair Superintendent, Wayne took over these positions. Wayne was poultry superintendent from the...

2007 Worth County - Edward Kruger and Ellis Schaub

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 11:00 AM
Eddie and Bud were 4-H leaders of the Golden Banner Club in Grafton, Iowa area for 19 years. They worked together to build a strong club that excelled in the livestock area. They are now both great supporters of their grandchildren’s 4-H projects. They worked together as an excellent team...
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2007 Wright County - Phyllis Stoakes

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 10:58 AM
Because of her experiences in 4-H Phyllis realized how important her 4-H leaders were to her by giving time and talent and how that had benefited her as a person. She wanted and did give back to 4-H what it had given her. She constantly reminded youth and others about...
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