National 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees - Iowa 4-H Foundation

National 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

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Oscar H. Benson

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 12:45 PM
O. H. Benson - Wright County, Iowa School Superintendent 4-H Efforts: Benson helped to establish agriculture and domestic science in Wright County Iowa schools. Along with Jessie Field in Page County, he began to use a 3 leaf clover symbol in his youth work. At the Farmers' Cooperative Extension Work...

Fannie Buchanan

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 12:41 PM
Fannie Buchanan - Writer of 4-H Songs 4-H Efforts: Fannie Buchanan became involved in the 4-H music program in the 1920's. She wrote five 4-H songs, including "The Plowing Song" dedicated to farm boys and "Dreaming" for 4-H girls. Both were introduced at the National 4-H Club Camp in 1927....

Seaman Knapp

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 11:15 AM
Seaman Knapp - "Father of Cooperative Extension" 4-H Efforts: Knapp's ideas in agriculture and education later became the Agricultural Experiment Stations and Cooperative Extension Service. In 1906 Knapp organized boys' cotton and corn clubs to promote his agricultural ideas and in 1910 a girls' corn and poultry club was added. These...

Guy Noble

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 10:53 AM
Guy Noble - National Committee on Boys' and Girls' Club Work 4-H Efforts: Started the first private financial partnerships with early 4-H Clubs. Organized the National Committee on Boys' and Girls' Club Work. Their efforts to give financial support to club youth to attend the Chicago International Live Stock Exposition...

Jessie Field Shambaugh

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 10:47 AM
Jessie Field Shambaugh - School Superintendent: Page County, Iowa (1906-1915) 4-H Efforts: Organized Boys Corn Clubs and Girls Home Clubs as school teacher in1901. Started clubs in every school in Page County (130 schools) as County Superintendent beginning 1906. Organized camps for boys and girls. Honors: Author of Country Girl Creed; Designed...
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