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2011 O'Brien County - Mark Hansen

Posted on 08/27/2011 at 2:38 PM
Mark Hansen was a valuable part of the O’Brien County 4-H program for over 30 years. As a member of the Center Farmers 4-H Club, he understood the importance of contributing to “my club, my community, my country and my world”. His love for livestock and farming grew through 4-H...

2009 O'Brien County - Everand & Gladys McDowell Family

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:04 PM
The family of Everand & Gladys McDowell of Primghar have been supporting the O’Brien County 4-H program for nearly 50 years. Brad & Jane McDowell -Brad has been a leader of the Center Farmers 4-H Club for 15 years, and as a Fairboard member and livestock superintendent, has been helping...

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...

2006 O'Brien County - Daniel Hunt

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:50 PM
Dan has always worked hard to make the O’Brien county 4-H program a strong one. He believes in making 4-H a learning experience and always encourages the members to participate in many activities. Without leaders like this involved in 4-H, we would not have the successful program that we do,...

2005 O'Brien County - Gordon Wittrock

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:06 PM
Gordon grew up on a farm in Center Township of O’Brien County. He began his 4-H career at the age of 9 and continued until his graduation from Primghar High School in 1970. Gordon showed beef cattle, but received many awards with his swine projects. Gordon’s love of 4-H and...

2004 O'Brien County - Clarence Smith Jr.

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:06 AM
Clarence Smith Jr. grew up on a livestock farm in Dale Township of O’Brien County. He began his 4-H club membership at age 10 and continued to graduation from high school with many beef cattle as well as other projects which were exhibited in O’Brien County. He was on the...

2003 O'Brien County - Roger Hansen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:44 PM
Roger served as O’Brien County Extension Director for over 20 years helping to lead the O’Brien County 4-H program. He spearheaded the start of the O’Brien County Advanced Lamb Feeder program that is still in existence today. Since then, other counties have modeled their programs after this one. Roger also...

2002 O'Brien County - Darwin Gaudian

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:35 PM
Darwin and his family have been involved in 4-H for many years in O’Brien County. He has lived in the Primghar area his entire life, where he raises corn and soybeans and has a swine finishing operation. Darwin and his wife Jan have two daughters, Darcy and Danielle, who also...
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