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2013 Wright County - Larry and Karla Pals

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:14 AM
Larry and Karla Pals live in Belmond and have been dedicated to the 4-H program for many years. Karla grew up being an active member of the Bath Belles 4-H Club, taking many exhibits to the fair. Some of her memorable projects were the blue corduroy suit she made that...

2013 Worth County - Florence Ferden

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:13 AM
Florence Ferden’s long time dedication to Worth County 4-H began as a young Home Economist in 1954 when she was hired to serve families in Worth County. Florence touched thousands of 4-H youth members with a wealth of information about food and nutrition, family living, consumer management, weight control, clothing...

2013 Woodbury County - Marilyn Joy Engle

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:12 AM
Marilyn Engle grew up in a farm family in southern Iowa and became a member of 4-H in the club led by her mother. At Iowa State University she earned a degree in chemical engineering. With her husband Richard she moved to Sioux City where she became active in the...

2013 Winneshiek County - Ann Moen

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:11 AM
Ann Moen began working for Iowa State University Extension in Winneshiek County in 1980 serving as an office assistant. She was instrumental in the production of materials for the county fair often working far into the night to make sure everything was ready. She was also good at calling and...

2013 Webster County - Dan and Lou Ann Garst

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:10 AM
Dan and Lou Ann Garst have been active with the Webster County 4-H program for over three decades. They traveled to Washington D.C. together on the Citizenship-Washington Focus trip before they had children and their two daughters were in 4-H for nine years each. Dan has been a leader with...

2013 Wayne County - Donna Morgan

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:09 AM
Donna Morgan’s interests in 4-H started on a school bus as a 10 year old. Another girl on the bus, Sue Baker, was a 4-H member and answered her questions about 4-H. After a lengthy campaign to gain her father’s permission, Donna joined the Decatur County Leroy Merry Makers 4-H...
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2013 Washington County - James Frier

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:07 AM
Jim Frier’s involvement with 4-H began as a 4-H’er in Grundy County. He showed Berkshire hogs and fed cattle. He was on the Livestock Judging Team for three years and his last year earned 2nd high honors in the state. He attended ISU and was a 4-H summer trainee in...

2013 Warren County - Monty Freeman

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:06 AM
Monty Freeman of Warren County was a member of the Belmont Go-Getters 4-H Club from age 9 until he graduated from high school in 1976. During that time he showed Charolais cattle raised on his family farm, as well as sheep, at the county and state fair. He participated in...

2013 Wapello County - Doug Glosser

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:05 AM
Doug Glosser has served as a 4-H leader and supporter for many years. In fact, Mr. Glosser was the founder of the Cornhuskers 4-H club, which is still active today. He spent countless hours mentoring young 4-H members who looked up to him. He and his wife instilled the 4-H...

2013 Van Buren County - Kenneth Gilchrist

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 9:04 AM
In 1972 Kenneth Gilchrist started a boys’ 4-H club in the Douds area, which was named the Douds Livewires with 10 boys joining that first year. The year before this club began, only one animal had been entered in the Van Buren County fair from the area and that was...

2013 Union County - Dennis and Pauline Sweet

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:43 AM
It is in a quiet and unassuming way that Dennis and Pauline Sweet of Arispe, Iowa, have supported 4-H through the years. Dennis, who inherited his father’s love for children and working with youth, began as a 4-H member in Ringgold County, then switched to Union County 4-H when his...
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2013 Tama County - Keith and Carol Earles

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:41 AM
Keith and Carol Earles have been active fair volunteers and supporters of 4-H youth in Tama County. Keith’s work as a volunteer, club leader, superintendent, and fair board member spanned more than 20 years. Carol worked by his side to support his efforts at the local and county level. The...
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2013 Story County - Mary DeBaca

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:40 AM
Mary deBaca joined an Indiana 4-H club as a 10-year old and has been associated with 4-H ever since. It is hard to find anyone who has followed the pledge and the spirit of the 4 "H" goals for living and helping others more than Mary. Her project work frequently...

2013 Shelby County - Elaine Baughman

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:38 AM
The Shelby County 4H Committee is proud to announce their 2013 Hall of Fame inductee, Elaine Baughman. Elaine is a special education teacher at the Harlan Community High School. The start of Elaine’s 4-H experience was in Ringgold County as a member of both the Beacon Bombers and the Beacon...

2013 Scott County - Mary Schwarz

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:37 AM
Mary Schwarz has been an important part of 4-H in Scott County since her days of showing dairy cattle as a member. Her children were longtime members and Mary served as a 4-H leader, 4-H Youth Committee member and volunteer at special events. Her commitment to the program has also...
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2013 Sac County - Darold Jacbson

Posted on 08/09/2013 at 8:36 AM
Darold was a member of the Eureka Eden boys’ 4-H club from 1945 to 1949, where he participated in market lamb, market litter, breeding beef, and purebred litter. Even though he was only in 4-H his last five years of school his fondness for 4-H continued to grow. Darold was...
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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...

2013 Pottawattamie (East) County - Nancy Hering

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:48 PM
Nancy Hering’s life-involvement in 4-H began as a member of the Pleasant Plucky Workers in Cass County. Later, she joined the Pleasant Noblettes. Her desire to show livestock meant she had to join a ‘boys’ club as well, and she became involved in the Pleasant Nobles United. In this new...

2013 Polk County - Craig and LaVon Griffieon

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:46 PM
Craig and LaVon Griffieon of rural Ankeny have been involved in Polk County 4-H for many years. Both are 4-H alumni and former club leaders. Three generations of the Griffieon family have been involved with The Ankeny 4-H Club. Craig's father served as leader for the Ankeny Boys 4-H Club...
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2013 Pocahontas County - Graig and Terry Ferguson

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:45 PM
Craig and Terry Ferguson became involved with the Pocahontas 4-H program when their daughter, Brooke, joined the Swan Lake Cloveteers in 1993. Some of Brooke’s first projects were in the cattle and horse department. They were both interested in these project areas and became active on these livestock committees. Craig...

2013 Plymouth County - Gary Larson

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:44 PM
Much credit is given to Gary Larson for helping establish the 4-H Shooting Sports club in Plymouth County in 2008. While Gary himself was not a 4-H member as a youth, he embraced the goals of the Iowa 4-H program and shared his love of the outdoors through the various...

2013 Palo Alto - Karen Schwartzkopf

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:42 PM
The time and effort that Karen Schwartzkopf of Whittemore, IA has committed to improving and supporting 4-H in Palo Alto County is truly astonishing. Karen was a 4-Her herself while growing up in Mercher County in Illinois. She was a member of the Sunbeam Peps and enjoyed the project areas...

2013 Page County - Joyce Johnson

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:41 PM
Joyce Johnson’s involvement with the Page County 4-H program began in 1972 when a group of girls started a new club, the Peppy Pals. Her oldest daughter was a charter member. To support their daughters, all the farm moms were designated as project leaders. Joyce was the Food and Nutrition...
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2013 O'Brien County - Duane "Mick" Konz

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:40 PM
Duane “Mick” Konz was born and raised in the Hospers area in NW Iowa. He graduated from St Joe’s Catholic School in Granville. In 1965 he purchased 160 acres across from where he grew up. He started crop farming and raising livestock. He was married in 1966 to Mary Pohlen....

2013 Muscatine County - Mike Aversing

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:38 PM
This is a story of how two simple gifts from caring adults can have a life-long influence on the interests of a child. Little did Mike Avesing know when he became a 4-H member that it would lead him on a path that would take him around the world. Mike...

2013 Monroe County - Dean Bettis

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:37 PM
Dean Bettis joined 4-H in 1959 and bought his first calf with help from Gooches labels that his mother and grandmothers saved for him. Deans father, Donald was in 4-H in his youth and Dean’s 3 brothers also followed the 4-H calling. Dean graduated high school in 1967 and so...

2013 Monona County - Sharyl Bruning

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:35 PM
Sharyl Bruning began her service as a 4-H leader with the Castana Cloverines in Monona County in 1984. She later became leader of the Mapleton Starspinners 4-H Club and was recognized as the Monona County 4-H Leader of the Year in 2004. Sharyl was a 4-H member of the Garfield...

2013 Mitchell County - Julie and Scott Niess

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:34 PM
Julie and Scott Niess of Osage, IA, have been 4-H club leaders in Mitchell County for a number of years. 4-H leaders are expected to help 4-H club members grow and reach their fullest potential through meaningful, educational experiences. Leaders are also expected to inform and encourage members, parents and...

2013 Mills County - Stephen and Nancy McGrew

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:32 PM
Stephen and Nancy McGrew represent every aspect of the 4H mission and program. This can be seen in every part of their lives through their leadership in the community, their children, and their farm business. The McGrew’s have dedicated more than half their lives to volunteering for the 4-H organization...
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2013 Marshall County - Pat VonAhnen

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:30 PM
Pat (Ebers) VonAhnen grew up with 4-H, as her mother was a 4-H leader. Pat, a lifelong 4-Her, was born and raised in Cedar County, Iowa. She was a nine year member of the Clarence Junior Homemakers 4-H Club, serving as treasurer and president of the club. Her project interests...

2013 Mahaska County - Ron Bever

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:28 PM
Ron Bever has been active with Mahaska County 4-H and the Southern Iowa Fair for over 30 years. He helped shape the lives of numerous young people in those years as the North Mahaska FFA Advisor. Ron retired this year and moved to Oklahoma to be closer to family. He...

2013 Louisa County - Janet Pretz

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:27 PM
From 1948 to 1957 this year’s Louisa County inductee, Janet Pretz, for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was a member of the Cotter area girls Cloverleaf 4-H Club. During that time she especially enjoyed the years that the club focused on the home improvement project area. She also wanted...

2013 Linn County - Mike Rice

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:26 PM
Thirty-nine years ago, at the ripe age of 19, Mike Rice signed the dotted line and became one of Linn County’s outstanding 4-H volunteers and the leader of the Putnam Pals 4-H Club, now named the Barnyard Buddies. During those years, he has served on the Linn County Swine Committee...
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2013 Kossuth County - Jean Kent

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:25 PM
Jean grew up in the 4-H program as a 10 year member of the Lotts Creek Lassies & Lads 4-H Club. She volunteered for a few years following high school and found her way back to the 4-H program after graduating from Iowa Lakes Community College. She became the County...

2013 Keokuk County - Donna Decker

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:24 PM
Donna started working for the Keokuk County Agricultural Extension District in 1980 and retired in 2013, from thirty three years as Office Assistant. She did every aspect of work in the office. As turnover in the Extension Office naturally occurred she would jump in and help take over the work...

2013 Jones County - Betty Wolken

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:21 PM
In 1935, at the age of 12, Betty Wolken, along with her mother, helped organize the Lovell Happy Helpers 4-H club in their home area. Betty served as President of the Jones County 4-H Girls and also was named Outstanding Jones County 4-H Girl. She won the opportunity to compete...

2013 Johnson County - Jim and Carolyn Smith

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:20 PM
For more than 30 years, Jim and Carolyn Smith have contributed hundreds of volunteer hours as 4-H club and photography project leaders, provided unlimited advice for 4-H photographers, taught photography and life skills to hundreds of 4-H members, and supported the Johnson County 4-H program in immeasurable ways. Jim was...

2013 Jefferson County - James R. Gevock

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:19 PM
Jim Gevock contributed for many years to the Jefferson County 4-H program through award presentation, volunteerism and encouragement of the youth. After serving 20 years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corp, Jim retired to the Fairfield area with his wife Linda and began his contribution to the Jefferson...

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...

2013 Iowa County - Teresa Heudepohl

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:16 PM
Teresa Widmer Huedepohl has always been a part of a 4-H family. Both her parents were 4-Hers. You had to be 10 years old to be a 4-Her at that time (1968) and Teresa was an eight (8) year member of the Deep River Lassies 4-H Club in Poweshiek County....
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2013 Ida County - Janette Drevs

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:14 PM
Growing up in 4-H was a way of life for this Ida Grove resident. Jeanette’s 4-H career began with the Merry Maids which later was part of the Logan Stars. During the 60’s and 70’s Jeanette entered many different exhibits in the exhibit hall and showed livestock, both of which...
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2013 Humboldt County - Diana Lehman

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:13 PM
Diane began her 4H career as a 7 year 4Her in Humboldt County belonging to the Rutland Lucky Stars. One of her fondest memories was as a 12 year old. She made a 3 tier gathered skirt that made it through achievement show judging, county show judging, and state fair...

2013 Howard County - Craig and Gladie Church

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:12 PM
Since Craig Church and Gladie Schott met as youth participants at the Howard County Fair, it was natural for 4-H to remain a vital part of their family life. They joined Craig’s parents in their farm operation and raised four children. As dairy farmers, Craig and Gladie have been strong...

2013 Henry County - Diana Weigert

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:11 PM
Diana began 4-H as a young girl and was a member in Mt. Union for 9 years. 4-H was her passion as a youth and it has continued into her adulthood. Diana spent significant time with her grandmother who always inspired her to try new things. Diana learned to crochet...
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2013 Harrison County - Evelyn Oliver

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:10 PM
Evelyn comes from a family where everyone of the seven siblings start with the letter E – Eldon, Earl, Elaine, Elsa, Ellen, Emily, and Evelyn. We would like to add another E to the list, Excellent! Evelyn McAlexander Oliver came to Harrison County from a strong 4-H family in Ringgold...

2013 Hancock County - Stan and Michele Greiman

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:09 PM
Stan & Michele Greiman have dedicated many years of service to the 4-H program. Through the years they served in many capacities to better the 4-H program in Hancock County. They have given countless hours as volunteers where they have shared their time and talents. Stan served on the Hancock...

2013 Hamilton County - Tom and Pat Rittscher

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:07 PM
Tom & Pat Rittscher have been a very active couple during the time their children were involved in the Iowa 4-H program and now with their grandchildren. Pat was an eight-year 4-H member. She attended the last all Girls’ State 4-H Conference and the first coed State 4-H Conference in...

2013 Guthrie County - Carol Dorsey

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:05 PM
Carol Dorsey has served as the Rabbit & Poultry Superintendent at the Guthrie County Fair for the last 28 years. In addition to her role as a superintendent, Carol oversees the coordination of the pet show held each year at the county fair. She has been, and continues to be,...

2013 Grundy County - Ken and Nadene Van Hauen

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:03 PM
Growing up in Grundy County, Ken and Nadene Van Hauen have always been around the agriculture scene. Nadene was a member of the Melrose Merry Maids 4-H Club while Ken was active in the Wellsburg High School FFA, showing cattle at the local and national levels. In fact, Ken earned...

2013 Greene County -Steve and Julie Karber

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:01 PM
Steve and Julie were born, raised and made their home in Greene County, living in rural Jefferson. Julie was part of a farm family of seven in rural Scranton and active with school activities during her teens. Steve lived on the opposite side of the county in Grand Junction and...

2013 Fremont County - Rebecca Schull

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 10:59 PM
Rebecca (Brownlee) Shull was born and raised in Farragut, Iowa and joined 4-H for the first time as a “betty member” in 1959 at the age of 8. She recalls begging her parents to let her join. Her parents, both 4-H leaders, were happy to find a way for Becky...

2013 Franklin County - Boyd Dohrmann

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 10:57 PM
Boyd Dohrmann of Franklin County served as a volunteer in many ways. Boyd was the 4-H Sheep Project Leader for 30 years, a 4-H Club Leader of the Marion Jr. Farmers for 10 years, leader of the County Senior 4-H’ers, (a county program for high school age members to get...

2013 Floyd County - Joyce Night

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 10:56 PM
Joyce Knight has been a volunteer for the Floyd County 4-H program for at least 45 years. She volunteered in many capacities including time spent as a 4-H leader, 4-H Committee Member, and parent volunteer. In 1982, she was presented the 4-H Honorary Member recognition for her contributions to the...
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2013 Fayette County - Neil and Julie Lansing

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 10:54 PM
Neil and Julie Lansing of West Union have been life-long supporters and have gone the extra mile with the 4-H program in Fayette County. All six of their children were very active in 4-H and five of them served or are currently serving on the Iowa State 4-H Council. Neil...

2013 Emmet County - Holle Smith

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:57 AM
The 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honoree from Emmet County is Holle Smith. Holle worked at the Emmet County Extension Office for over 30 years. When people in Emmet County think of 4-H, they think of Holle Smith. Holle believes in the 4-H program and the ideals it represents,...
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2013 Dubuque County - Henery Kruse Jr.

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:56 AM
Henry Kruse Jr. had been active with the 4-H program since he was 11 years old. In 1965 he represented Dubuque County 4-H at the State 4-H Conference and was the alternate in the state demonstration program. A year later he became the Dubuque County Fair King. Henry served as...

2013 Dickinson County - VerDon and Donna Schmidt

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:53 AM
Dickinson County Extension and Outreach is proud to nominate VerDon & Donna Schmidt to the 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. The couple resides on the Schmidt family farm north of Everly, Iowa. Because of their close proximity with Dickinson and Clay Counties in Northwest Iowa, they have contributed to...

2013 Des Moines County - Emmett and Carol Messer

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:52 AM
4-H volunteers, Emmett and Carol Messer have a 4-H background that expands many decades! Carol has volunteered 75 years and Emmett 65 years! Carol’s 4H career started in her youth with all 9 years in Henry County as a member of New London Lassies and Farm Boosters Clubs. She exhibited...

2013 Delaware County - Larry and Nancy Shover

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:50 AM
Larry and Nancy Shover feel that they have been blessed by the many fine people they have known and worked with in 4-H. Larry grew up in a 4-H family. His parents were the township booster couple and his father his 4-H club and dairy project leader. Larry’s siblings, as well...

2013 Davis County - Charles and Carolyn Scott

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:49 AM
Charles and Carolyn Scott are life-long residents of Davis County. They both began their involvement in 4-H in 1952. Charles was a member of the Yearlings 4-H club, in which his father, Delbert Scott, was leader. Carolyn was a member of the Tiny Toilers 4-H club led by her mother,...
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2013 Dallas County - Steve and Sharon Luellen

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:48 AM
Steve and Sharon Luellen have been involved with Dallas County 4-H for most of their lives. Both joined 4-H in 1959 and their passion for 4-H continued into adulthood. Steve assumed leadership of the Beaver Jr. Farmers club during the years their two daughters were in 4-H, and he served...

2013 Crawford County - Dwight Boeck

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:45 AM
Dwight Boeck was born and raised on a dairy farm in Crawford County and comes from a strong agricultural background. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Dairy Science Degree. When he completed college, he decided to make his home north of Denison and fulfilled his dream of working...

2013 Clinton County - Glen McCulloh

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:43 AM
Glen McCulloh has been involved in 4-H since he was a member of the Mohawk 4-H Club in the 1950’s. He grew up in a 4-H family where he and his brothers were all actively involved. Glen not only showed cattle at the club show, but remembers the thrill of...

2013 Clayton County - Lendall and Fern Schievelbein

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:42 AM
Lendall & Fern Schievelbein have been dedicated and involved in 4-H for more than 70 years. Fern (Marting) Schievelbein was a member of the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club from 1940 - 1947 in Clayton County. Lendall and Fern became very involved with the 4-H program when their two daughters, Monica...

2013 Clay County - Bonnie Johnson

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:41 AM
Bonnie Johnson is a life-long 4-Her, who loved being a member, leader and advocate for the program since the early 1940’s. Bonnie belonged to two clubs as a teen, the “Gillett Grove Clippers” and the “Gillett Grove Happy Helpers”. As a 4-Her, she participated in project areas like clothing, home...
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2013 Clarke County - Leland Dolecheck

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:40 AM
Having grown up on a farm in rural Ringgold County, Leland Dolecheck quickly gained a passion for the land and livestock. After high school he served two years in the armed services and then attended college at Iowa State University. In 1961 he received a job as an Ag teacher...

2013 Chickasaw County - Roger and Laurie Tiemessen

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:39 AM
Roger and Laurie Tiemessen have been involved in 4-H for many years. Roger was an active 4-Her of the Washington Cadets with horse and woodworking projects. He was very active on County Council, completing county presentations every year with some going to state level. He was awarded the Citizenship-Washington Focus...

2013 Cerro Gordo County - Al Nickerson

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:37 AM
Al Nickerson, was a third-generation 4-H member and leader. His grandfather, Raymond Nickerson, established the Lakes Ambitious Feeders 4-H Club in Clear Lake where Al was a member and his father, Walter Nickerson, was a leader. In 4-H, Al’s main project was sheep and bucket bottle calf. In the mid-1990s,...

2013 Cass County - Jim and Patty Rodgers

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:35 AM
Jim served on the Cass County fair board beginning in the early 1990’s, retiring a couple of years ago. During his years of service, he volunteered in many capacities, but really put his heart and hard work into one big entity – the Cass County Fair 4-H food stand. As...
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2013 Carroll County - Virginia Hagemann

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:32 AM
Virginia Hagemann has been volunteering for the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Program for over 40 years. She was a co-leader for the Jollyettes. The club name changed to Jolly Jays and in 1998 the club merged with the Jolly Jets. In 2001, Virginia joined as co-leader for the Halbur...

2013 Calhoun County - Delmer Zinnel

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:32 AM
A humble man, Delmer Zinnel says he just did it because he loves kids. Following a pretty successful 4-H career which included winning top honors in livestock judging at the Iowa State Fair in 1948, and being selected to attend National 4-H Congress in Chicago, Delmer went on to serve...

2013 Bulter County - Ron Henning

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:31 AM
Butler County’s 4-H Hall of Fame nominee for 2013 is Ron Henning of rural Clarksville. Ron began his 4-H journey as a member in Bremer County where he grew up on a farm in rural Denver. Throughout his long 4-H career, Ron’s favorite project was beef and his favorite activity...

2013 Buena Vista County - Todd and Laura Sievers

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:30 AM
Todd and Laura Sievers are always willing to help wherever needed, whether the need is large or small,l with the club or on the county level.They have been leaders of the Fairfield Pioneers 4-H Club for many years. Todd has been the beef superintendent at the fair and worked with...

2013 Buchanan County - Richard and Wendy Sperfslage

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:29 AM
“Every 4-Her we considered ours, there was no one we wouldn’t help if we were able” said Wendy. This was evident in Richard and Wendy’s continued involvement in the Buchanan County 4-H program. Buchanan County 4-H and its members have grown stronger because of their help and support. Their involvement...

2013 Bremer County - Dave and Nancy Foelske

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:27 AM
Living to make the best better would be a great motto for Dave and Nancy Foelske. This couple has been a strong family for the Bremer County 4-H program, and can be seen dedicating their time to the program and youth of the county. Dave helps support the youth by...

2013 Boone County - Marshall King

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:25 AM
Over the years, Marshall has been involved in many different facets of the 4-H program in Boone County. He was a club leader for the Dodge Go Getters 4-H Club for 20 years (1963-1982), the Beef Superintendent for 28 years (1963-1990) and a member of the Auction Committee from 1991...
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2013 Black Hawk County - Dale and Marty Port

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:24 AM
Service to youth and community has marked the lives of Dale and Marty Port. Both were “joiners” early in life! Dale was a member of the West/East Martelle 4-H Club in Jones County, Iowa and Marty as a member of the Graham Crackers 4-H Club in Johnson County, Iowa. Both...

2013 Benton County - Tim and Jean Schmidt

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:23 AM
Jean Schmidt was a 9 year 4-H member in Benton County where she showed hogs, cattle and exhibited in Food & Nutrition, Home Improvement and Clothing. She was elected onto the 8 member Benton County Council. She participated at the Iowa State Fair showing cattle and received an Excellence for...

2013 Audubon County - Dennis Grimm

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:22 AM
The 2013 Hall of Fame recipient is Dennis Grimm of Manning. He has been a longtime advocate for 4-H, FFA and the Audubon County Fair. Graduating high school in 1959 and marrying the love of his life, Sharon, in 1963, this Hall of Fame recipient began farming, raising hogs and...

2013 Allamakee County - Kermit and Ann Klees

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:20 AM
The Allamakee County 4-H Youth Development Committee is proud to recognize Kermit and Ann Klees as the 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees from Allamakee County. Kermit and Ann were selected for their outstanding service and dedication to the Allamakee County 4-H Program. Kermit was a member of the...

2013 Adams County - Jim Curtis

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:19 AM
Jim Curtis has been a business leader and 4-H supporter in Corning and Adams County for more than 50 years. Jim bought hogs for Wilson Co. for 30 years, owned an animal health store in Corning for several years and today, after 27 years, continues to own and manage Feeders...
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2013 Adair County - Deb Hall

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:12 AM
Deb Hall began her 4-H career as a member of the Blaine Shamrocks (girls’ clubs) and the Blaine Elks (boys’ club) in Ida County. Her 4-H involvement spanned a lifetime as a member, 4-H parent, employee, mentor, personal friend, and co-worker. Her career in Iowa includes working in Cass and...
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