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2004 State Recognition - Kenneth Fulk

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

2005 State Recognition - Florine Swanson

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

2004 State Recognition - Kenneth Fulk

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

2004 State Recognition - Don Greiman

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

2004 State Recognition - Shirley Stakey

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

2003 State Recognition - O.H. Benson

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

2003 State Recognition - Max Exner

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

2003 State Recognition - Emelda Kunau

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

2003 State Recognition - Lyle Mackey

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

2003 State Recognition - Don Muhm

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

2003 State Recognition - Glen Thompson

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