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2014 Wright County - Dale Haugland

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:54 AM
Dale Haugland began his 4-H volunteer career while working at the local photography studio. Wright County Extension staff stopped in the studio and asked if someone could do a workshop on photography for the 4-H’ers. Dale was sent to do his first photography workshop and from that day on led...

2014 Worth County - Paul Ferley

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:53 AM
Paul Ferley has served the Worth County 4-H program in a variety of ways. He co-managed the Worth County 4-H Food Stand for a number of years with great success in recording increased funds for the Worth County 4-H Foundation. Paul also was 4-H Beef Superintendent after his children completed...
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2014 Woodbury County - Maggie Locke

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:51 AM
To say when it all started, is probably when Christine, the oldest Locke child, joined 4-H in 1983. Being the involved parent that she was, Maggie became the assistant leader and then the organizational leader of the Woodbury Westsiders 4-H Club. She was a leader for seven years past her...

2014 Winneshiek County - Norbert Lovstuen

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:42 AM
Norbert has been a 4-Her since 1959 when he became a member of the Burr Oak Builders 4-H Club. He exhibited Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle and participated in dairy judging, advancing to the national competition. He also won numerous showmanship awards while showing his animals. Norbert met Diane Ruen in...

2014 Webster County - John and Sandee Bonner

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:40 AM
John and Sandee Bonner have been involved with 4-H and Extension & Outreach in many ways since moving to Webster County in 1991. John retired as CEO/EVP of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) in 2013 and Sandee is employed as a Special Education Consultant for Prairie Lakes...

2014 Wayne County - Jan Winslow

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:38 AM
Jan Winslow started working for Iowa State University Extension in 1968 as a Home Economist. She worked primarily with 4-H conducting leadership training in home economics and photography. She worked in Wayne, Appanoose & Lucas counties which were part of the Ottumwa District. She was very busy each summer as those...
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2014 Washington County - Robert Emde

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:37 AM
Robert Emde never met a stranger. He loved talking to people and loved getting them to his county fair. As a Washington County 4-H and FFA member, Robert exhibited cattle at the county and state level. His friends explained he had an eye for good black cattle and they had...

2014 Warren County - Jason and Kim DeLay

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:36 AM
Jason and Kim DeLay live in Milo and have become very involved in the 4-H program. When asked why they volunteer Kim responded, “We volunteer for 4-H because it is a great program. 4-H teaches kids lifelong skills and responsibility. It has helped me become the person I am today.” Kim...

2014 Wapello County - Sue Wasson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:34 AM
There are some people that want it to happen, some that wish it to happen, and others that make it happen. That was Sue Wasson. A dedicated mother, volunteer, employee, and leader. Along with being the mother of two children, Sue gave her all for the cause. From 1982 -...

2014 Van Buren County - Norma Whitaker

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:33 AM
Norma Whitaker is a leader of the Jolly Trio 4-H Club in Van Buren County. She has been a leader for the past 9 years. She is dedicated to the success of the Van Buren County 4-H program. Before becoming a leader she was a 4-H mom. She is the...

2014 Union County - Verna Bailey

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:31 AM
Union County Friends of 4-H has proudly selected Verna Bailey and the late Paul Bailey as 2014 inductees into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Verna and Paul, of Creston, became involved in Union County 4-H in the 1970’s, first as parents and then as leaders of the Douglas Boosters,...
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2014 Story County - Doris Olson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:27 AM
Doris Olson has been an integral part of 4-H in Story County for many years. Her name was synonymous with the 4-H horse program. Although she is not currently active in the program, she still enjoys visiting the fair every year to catch up with old friends and to see...
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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...

2014 Sioux County - Cheryl Palsma

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 10:15 AM
Cheryl Palsma has committed to being a 4-H club leader and the caring adult for countless 4-H’ers in Sioux County. The 4-H program depends on selfless people like Cheryl to willingly give back to the 4-H program. Change is inevitable. Club names change. We no longer have the Reading Rough...
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2014 Scott County - Jeanette Korthaus

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 9:29 AM
It was 1943 when Scott County’s inductee, Jeanette (Keppy) Korthaus, joined 4-H at age 10. After 11 years, she graduated from 4-H. Since then she has continued as a 4-H volunteer to develop the skills of youth and adults. She was Scott County 4-H vice president, counselor at 4-H Camp Abe...
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2014 Ringgold County - Cindy Schlapia and Cheryl Whittington

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:34 AM
Cindy Schlapia and Cheryl Whittington have devoted over 25 years enhancing the lives of 4-H members in Ringgold County. The educational experiences, positive role modeling, youth led activities, community service, and hands on in the community and fair will forever impact the young people in all they do and in...

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...

2014 Polk County - Jim and Judy Nelson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:31 AM
Jim & Judy Nelson have been advocates and leaders of the Levis N Lace 4-H Club in Polk County for over a decade. Judy has been involved with the 4-H Program Advisory Board for several years. She has helped out with the food sale and the Bar-B-Que at the Polk...
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2014 Pocahontas County - Nancy Jenson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:29 AM
Pocahontas County had the privilege of having Nancy Jenson as a part of their 4-H program for over 30 years. Nancy started her 4-H journey in Crawford County as a 4-H’er herself and continued as an Extension Home Economist serving Pocahontas, Humboldt and Calhoun County before becoming the County Extension Director...

2014 Plymouth County - Carol Schneider

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:28 AM
Carol Schneider had to beg her parents two different times before they let her join 4-H. Little did she know just how much 4-H would shape her life for years to come. Carol was a member of the Franklin Friendly Farmerettes and the Franklin Happy-G0-Luckies 4-H Clubs. After high school Carol...

2014 Palo Alto County - Roberta Hersom

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:26 AM
The time and commitment that Roberta Hersom of Emmetsburg has committed to supporting and improving 4-H in Palo Alto County has been truly astonishing. She has been a 4-H organizational leader for the Junior Clippers 4-H Club for the past fifteen years. Through the years she has taught members many...

2014 Page County - Harold and Shirley Anderson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:24 AM
Harold and Shirley Anderson have been involved with the Page County 4-H program for many years. They were both 4-H members. Harold was a member of the Fremont Farmers, and Shirley was a charter member of the Shenandoah Tri M’s. They were also club leaders. Harold was the leader for...

2014 Muscatine County - Irene Lary

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:22 AM
Back in 1952, Irene’s first encounter with 4-H was not a good one when she enrolled in an agriculture club with a baby beef project as there was no “girls” club in her township. Fortunately for her, she saw 4-H girls home economics projects exhibited at the county fair and...

2014 Montgomery County - Wanda Johnson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:20 AM
Wanda originally came to SW Iowa from Nodaway County, Missouri. There she was a member of the Burlington Jet 4-H Club. While a 4-H member, Wanda enjoyed showing Jersey dairy cows and had picked up a knack for judging chickens. Shortly after moving to Iowa, she met her husband, Harlan Johnson,...

2014 Monona County - Dave Hausman

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:17 AM
Dave Hausman was recognized for 25 years of volunteer service to the Monona County 4-H program in 2007 and in 1985 he received the Monona County 4-H Alumni recognition. He was a 9-year member of the Franklin Go-Getters 4-H Club growing up in Onawa. Dave and wife, Gloria, have lived in...

2014 Mitchell County - Marlene Weis

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:15 AM
Marlene Weis has been a 4-H leader for the Stacyville Shooting Stars 4-H club in Mitchell County for the past twelve years. Her organization and dedication to the club has helped the club to continue its strong membership throughout those years. 4-H leaders are expected to help their club members learn...

2014 Mills County - Robert Moore

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:13 AM
Bob Moore has been an active volunteer for Mills County 4H in many capacities. While serving as a club leader, he was also a member of the fair board. He was instrumental in getting the County Road Department to donate a dump truck during fair week to haul animal waste...
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2014 Marshall County - Tom Hemesath

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:11 AM
Tom has been involved with the Marshall County 4-H program since 2000. Along with his wife Lisa, he served as co-leader of the Central Iowa 4-H Club for ten years. During those ten years, enrollment increased from 29 in the first year to over 50 members for the next nine...

2014 Mahaska County - Eileen Blom

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:10 AM
Eileen Blom has a rich history in Mahaska County 4-H. She served as a 4-H club leader, volunteer, Extension volunteer, and currently partners with 4-H through her work in horticulture, floriculture and with the local Farm Bureau. Eileen’s children participated in Mahaska County 4-H and now her grandchildren are Mahaska...

2014 Louisa County - Mike Hendrickson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:08 AM
Legend has it that Mike Hendrickson’s grandfather was one of the founders of the Louisa County 4-H Club known as JCAB. Perhaps that’s true, but the Louisa County 2014 inductee for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was never a member of that club – or any other 4-H club....

2014 Linn County - Marilyn Butler

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:06 AM
Marilyn Butler’s career as a 4-H volunteer leader started in 1977 when she became the organizational leader of the College Chickadees 4-H Club in Linn County. That’s 37 years of “true green” 4-H dedication! In her role as leader she has shepherded her 4-H flock providing guidance with record books,...
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2014 Keokuk County - Terry and Marsha Steinhart

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:53 PM
Terry and Marsha were eager to become 4-H members, as they had older brothers and sisters who were active members, so they joined 4-H as soon as they were eligible at age 10. Terry was a member of the Oak Hill Feeders and Marsha, a member of the Liberty Future...

2014 Jones County - John Harmes

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:50 PM
John Harms is well aware of the important role that a county fair can have in developing and operating a successful county 4-H program. John’s personal experiences as a Jones County 4-H’er and a member of the county youth committee kindled his goal and desire to help grow the opportunity...
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2014 Jefferson County - Eileen Pickard

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:39 PM
Eileen Pickard has been an instrumental part of the Jefferson County 4-H program for many years. She began her involvement in 4-H as a member of the Busy Bees 4-H Club in Wapello, where she participated in sewing, furniture refinishing, home decorating, and decoupage projects. When her children joined 4-H,...

2014 Jackson County - Larry and Mary Lou Johnson

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:38 PM
Larry and Mary Lou Johnson reside in rural Maquoketa where they own and operate the family farm. While still in high school, Larry started farming with 25 head of cows and feeder cattle, 200 hogs and 80 acres of corn. Today, the operation has grown to 450 stock cows, 4,500...

2014 Iowa County - Theresa Heitman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:36 PM
Theresa Heitman of Williamsburg is Iowa County’s nomination for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Theresa Walker Heitman began her 4-H career in the 1970’s in Iowa County as a member of the Sumner Sweethearts, with projects like beef, clothing, home improvement, foods and nutrition, citizenship, communication and child development....
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2014 Ida County - Dale and Sandy Ullrich

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:34 PM
The Ida County nomination for the 4-H Hall of Fame is Dale and Sandy Ullrich of Arthur. Dale and Sandy have supported the county 4-H program and the county fair in numerous ways. Dale and Sandy served as leaders for the Blaine Clovers for many years. Their group planted many...
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2014 Humboldt County - Marilyn Hundertmark

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:24 PM
Marilyn was a member of the Rutland Lucky Stars of Humboldt County for 8 years and later became a leader of that club for 9 years. By being a member of 4-H, Marilyn made new friends, gained skills in homemaking, and became a good citizen. She was able to pass...

2014 Henry County - Deborah Sinclair

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:22 PM
The Henry County inductee to the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame truly lives every day making the best better. Deborah Goering Sinclair was born in Iowa County in August of 1961 to Don and Doris Goering. To say she was born bleeding green is an understatement as she is...
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2014 Harrison County - Paul Lane

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:20 PM
Paul Lane has always been a strong supporter and believer in the 4-H program. He was a member of the Missouri Valley Hot Shots 4-H Club. Ever since then, he has supported the county 4-H program. Paul always attends the Harrison County Fair each year, even when he...

2014 Hardin County - Jackie Tibbs

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:15 PM
Jackie Tibbs grew up on a farm in Preston, in Hardin County where her family raised crops and livestock. She attended Iowa State University and earned a degree in Elementary Education. Jackie then taught at a middle school in St. Joe, Iowa, until she married Allen Tibbs, a Hardin County...

2014 Hancock County - LaVern and Della Velau

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:13 PM
LaVern and Della Velau have given many years to the 4-H program in Hancock County. For 23 years they co-managed the 4-H food stand at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. They began as volunteers, but their efforts were so fruitful in increasing traffic and, therefore, profits for 4-H, that the Extension...

2014 Hamilton County - Pam Henderson

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:11 PM
Pam Henderson has been a very active volunteer for the Hamilton County 4-H program for the past 30 years. She began her volunteer service during the time her children were involved in the Hamilton County 4-H program and has continued with her grandchildren’s participation. Pam’s 4-H career began when she joined...

2014 Guthrie County - Jim and Mary Jo Laughery

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:09 PM
4-H has been a large part of the Laughery family. Mary Jo Laughery grew up in Guthrie County 4-H and was a part of the Beaver Valley Girls 4-H Club. While in 4-H she was busy with clothing, home improvement, and demonstrations. She was unable to show cattle in the...

2014 Grundy County - Bill Noteboom

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:08 PM
Bill Noteboom has been involved in the Grundy County 4-H program for many years. He started his 4-H career in 1972 as a Black Hawk County 4-H member in the Orange Boosters 4-H club. He showed swine, beef and ponies. He also participated in non-livestock projects such as corn, beans,...

2014 Fremont County - Phillip Wing

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:01 PM
Phillip (Phil) Wing, is a fixture at the Fremont County Fair, serving as a superintendent of the 4-H Beef Show for nearly 30 years. Phil, a native of Fremont County, was raised on the farm that he now calls home near Farragut. As a youth, Phil was a member of the...

2014 Franklin County - Dr. Richard Flickinger

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:00 PM
Dr. Richard Flickinger was a veterinarian in Franklin County for over 30 years. He was a great friend to 4H and helped many youth with their livestock and pet projects. Dr. Flickinger always had time to explain any question 4H’ers had for him. He also liked to take advantage of...

2014 Floyd County - Joe and Sue Paulus

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:57 PM
Joe and Sue Paulus have been Floyd County 4-H supporters for many years. Their involvement in 4-H began when their children became interested in what the organization had to offer. Joe and Sue have been both parent supporters and community supporters of the 4-H organization for almost 20 years. During the...
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2014 Fayette County - Don Bahe

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:55 PM
Don Bahe, rural Stanley, was a Fayette County 4-H member from 1954-1963. He has been a great supporter and contributor to the Fayette County 4-H program and to Fayette County Extension. Don was the Scott Hot Shots club leader from1994 to 2002, earning an Award of the Clover in 1998. He...

2014 Emmet County - David & Carol Solberg

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:54 PM
David and Carol Solberg have been lifelong volunteers for the Emmet County 4-H program. As youth they both participated in the 4-H program. Carol was a member of 4-H in Palo Alto County, where she enjoyed showing swine, creating home improvement and food & nutrition exhibits, and being active as...
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2014 East Pottawattamie - Boyd M. Nilan

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:52 PM
Boyd Nilan was instrumental in the development of 4-H in East Pottawattamie County. In 1950, with motivation from his wife, Norma, he helped to start the Westside Feeders 4-H Club and continued as a leader for fifteen years. His passion with 4-H youth, as well as in his family life...

2014 Dubuque County - Betty Pins

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:45 PM
Betty Pins served as a Dubuque County 4-H leader for 32 years. She and her sister-in-law started the Bankston Congenial Girls 4-H Club in 1967. The first club’s meeting consisted of 25 girls. Each year the membership successfully grew. At one point the club had over 40 members. She enjoyed...

2014 Howard County - Lowell and Marge Dohlman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:43 PM
Lowell and Marge Dohlman from Howard county have been active within 4-H in every way since their youth. They were members, club leaders, judges, Youth Development Committee members, Alumni Committee members, project leaders, Clover Kid leaders and as they would probably say their most important role – they were 4-H parents. Lowell...

2014 Des Moines County - Andy and Lyn Brader

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:41 PM
Andy and Lyn Brader have a background going back to 1947. Andy Brader joined the Sperry Sodbusters 4-H club around 1947 and Lyn Brader joined the Huron Peppy Pals in 1949. When Lyn joined there were boys clubs and girls clubs and at that time the boys were the ones...

2014 Delaware County - Martin and Joann Kruse

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:40 PM
Martin and Joann Kruse’ 4-H roots date back over 60 years. Joann Ries was a member of the Polly Pigtails 4-H club and Martin Kruse was a member of the Petersburg Livestock 4-H club when they made their début at the 1950 Delaware County Fair. Little did either know that...

2014 Dallas County - Chuck and Lorinda Inman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:38 PM
Chuck & Lorinda Inman have been involved with 4-H since they were club members. They coached and encouraged their three children, Coralie, Bradley and Katharina through the Dallas County 4-H program, participating in club and county activities. Their involvement with 4-H activities has continued to expand. Lorinda served two terms on...

2014 Crawford County - Dick and Rona Bromert

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:37 PM
Dick Bromert grew up in Carroll County and was an active 4-Her and showed cattle. Rona Bromert grew up south of Vail and was very active in 4-H. They became 4-H leaders of the 4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club the year after their son, Justin, joined 4-H. They encouraged all their club...

2014 Clinton County - Marvel Smith

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:35 PM
Marvel Smith from DeWitt served many years in the Clinton County Extension office in DeWitt. She began as an office assistant in the fall of 1969, serving for 26 years, retiring in 1994. 4-H leaders and members remember Marvel for her ability to know all the forms and all the changes...

2014 Clayton County - Sandy Ruckhaber

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:31 PM
Sandy Ruckhaber grew up on a farm south of Menomonie, in Dunn County Wisconsin. Sandy was a member of the Little Elk Creek 4-H Club. Sandy has had a passion for horses and all things connected to horses all her life. The year she had a colt eligible for the...

2014 Clay County - Roger and Kay Zieman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:29 PM
Roger and Kay Zieman have volunteered countless hours for the 4-H youth in Clay County. Their positive attitude and willing spirit is an inspiration to all those who have worked with them in mentoring youth. They were nominated by a community member who was mentored by them as a youth....
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2014 Clarke County - Joyce Branson

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:28 PM
Joyce began her career with Clarke County Extension in 1981 as an office assistant and retired in 2010. Many of her hours were spent helping enroll 4-Hers, organizing show bills and creating and assembling the fair book each year. Joyce said, “At that time, this was a big job and...

2014 Chickasaw County - Ron Zelle

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:25 PM
Since becoming the Nashua FFA Instructor in 1983, Ron Zelle has been a strong leader for both 4-H and FFA programs. Ron has lead through his own family’s involvement in 4-H, by serving on committees, and challenging youth to do their best. One of Ron’s biggest 4-H influences is family. Ron’s...

2014 Cherokee County - Jim Corrington

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:22 PM
Jim Corrington was a 4-H member of the Cavaliers 4-H Club for 9 years, focusing on horse and ag-related projects. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Agriculture Education at Iowa State University and taught Vocational Ag at Aurelia High School. He has lived on the century farm all his...

2014 Cedar County - Teri Baird

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:16 PM
When talking about volunteers and the amount of time given to the youth program in Cedar County, you automatically think of Teri Baird. Teri is a third generation 4-H volunteer and is very actively involved in the Cedar County 4-H Youth program. She is currently in her 17th year as...
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2014 Audubon County - Ed Ahrendsen

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 4:29 PM
Ed Ahrendsen is a longtime supporter of 4-H, the Audubon County Fair, and the Iowa State Fair. He started his 4-H career in 1938 as a member of the Leaping Leaders. Throughout his 4-H career he helped with many club and county projects, and served on several committees for the Audubon...

2014 Appanoose County - Jerald and Judi Lawson

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 4:26 PM
Jerald and Judi Lawson have been lifelong residents of Moulton. After four years in the Air Force, Jerald and Judi returned home, and they engaged in farming row crops and raising cattle and goats. Judi started her 4-H career as an associate member of the Rainbow 4-H Club in Washington...

2014 Adams County - James (Jim) Stalcup

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 4:22 PM
James (Jim) Stalcup had a huge and lasting impact on the Adams County 4-H program. He and his wife, Judy, raised 3 children who were Adams County 4-Hers participating in beef, horse and static exhibit 4-H projects. He and Judy were Adams County 4-H horse project leaders for several years and...
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2014 Adair County - Deb Stalter

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 4:10 PM
Deb Stalter was always an advocate for positive youth development, so it wasn’t a surprise that despite never being a 4-H’er herself she became a 4-H volunteer extraordinaire. Assistant leader, club leader, cheerleader, hostess, chauffeur, mentor to new volunteers, 4-H Conference chaperone… no matter the role or assignment Deb was...
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2014 Cass County - Eleanor Hoover

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:34 AM
Eleanor’s 4-H career began when she was 10 years old in Mills County where she and her brothers showed horses. She loved helping her dad tend to the horses and was an accomplished barrel racer. In her younger years, she even entered a men’s barrel race at a county fair....
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2014 Carroll County - Julie Clancy

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:33 AM
Julie Clancy has been volunteering for the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Program for 20 years. She is currently the 4-H leader for the Halbur Lads and Lassies 4-H Club. She was a 10 year member of the Halbur Happy Lassies where she found an interest in sewing projects that...

2014 Calhoun County - Jamie Buenting

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:30 AM
Jamie Buenting loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting. Therefore, when the opportunity to get trained to help educate youth in Calhoun County’s 4-H shooting sports program came along; Jamie jumped on it. Jamie assisted youth in the rifle discipline and during that time he had a positive impact on...

2014 Butler County - Doug Schueler

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:29 AM
Doug Schueler was a member of the West Point Junior Farmers for 9 years. He was an avid swine project member and enjoyed showing his pigs at the Butler County Fair throughout his 4H career. Doug was also a member of the swine judging team while in high school. Doug showed...

2014 Buena Vista - Marty Olsen

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:27 AM
Minnesota native, Marty Olsen, first experienced 4-H as a youth. She faithfully served 13 years in Buena Vista County as a Newell Boosters 4-H Club parent-leader. Marty most recently served as a sheep superintendent until 2011. Marty has taken a lot of pride in building 4-H homecoming floats. She has always...

2014 Buchanan County - Rustie and Lori Kane

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:26 AM
Rustie and Lori Kane were introduced to 4-H when their oldest child was old enough to join 4-H. This was an exciting time for Lori as she was not a former 4-Her. Rustie had been a 4-Her in Fayette County and showed dairy with his siblings. Rustie and Lori’s four...

2014 Bremer County - Kevin and Peney Rasing

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:23 AM
Kevin and Peney Rasing are huge supporters of the Bremer County 4-H program and have always followed the motto “To Make the Best Better.” They were recipients of the 2012 Bremer County Honorary Award given to adults that were not former 4-H members, but have made a significant contribution to...

2014 Boone County - Jim Magee

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:22 AM
Jim Magee is the very definition of 4-H supporter. For 19 years, Jim was the superintendent of the Beef Pen of 3 project. In Boone County, the goal of the Beef Pen of 3 is to be a realistic cattle-feeding experience where the emphasis is placed on the actual record...
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2014 Black Hawk County - Louis and Pat Beck

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:20 AM
Service to youth and community has marked the lives of Louis and Pat Beck. Both were active 4-H members: Louis in Black Hawk County for 10 years as a member of the Bright Eagles Club and Pat in Scott County for 9 years as a member of the Lincoln Go-Getters....

2014 Benton County - Greg Svoboda

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:18 AM
Greg Svoboda has been an amazing asset to Benton County 4-H and to the youth in Benton County. It’s a little known fact that he spent summers at his grandparents working with livestock, but he was never involved in 4-H in his youth. It wasn’t until his children started their...
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