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

National 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

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Theodore "Ted" Hutchcroft

Posted on 08/24/2012 at 3:09 PM
Theodore "Ted" Hutchcroft - Information Director, National 4-H Club Foundation Hometown: Mediapolis, Iowa Nominated by: National 4-H Council Major 4-H Accomplishments Iowa 4-H member, 1942-1950. IFYE delegate to United Kingdom, 1949; Life member, IFYE USA. Campus 4-H, Iowa State College, 1950-1953. National 4-H Club Foundation Information Director, 1959-1967. Director of...

Florine Swanson

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 12:53 PM
Florine Swanson - Executive Director, Iowa 4-H Foundation 4-H Efforts: Iowa 4-H member 9 years. National 4-H Congress, 1959. National 4-H Conference, 1961. IFYE to Germany, 1963. IA 4-H Foundation Board, President, Executive Director. National 4-H Trustees Conference participant and planning committee, host in 2005. Executive Institute for Fund Development....

C.J. Gauger

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 12:49 PM
C. J. Gauger - Iowa State 4-H Leader, 1959-79 4-H Stats: ECOP 4-H sub-committee, 1963-67; chair 1964-67. Integrated the boy's and girl's 4-H organizations. Lead the development of a mission statement integrating 'living' and subject matter skills for youth development. Governor's Youth Council, 1970-75; chair 1972-74. Awards: USDA Superior Service...

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....

George Washington Carver

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 11:25 AM
George Washington Carver - Researcher, Teacher, 4-H & Extension Pioneer Carver's horticultural talents were recognized at a young age. In 1891, he became the first African American to enroll at Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. His studies exposed him to the "hands on" and "minds on" methods of...

Max Exner

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 11:21 AM
Max Exner - State Music Specialist, 4-H Song Arranger & Composer 4-H Efforts: Began his extension career in NY prior to WWII, and moved to Ames, Iowa, as extension State Music Specialist from 1947-1980. Arranged eight popular 4-H songs and took The Chamber Singers of Iowa State to Chicago to record...

Duane Johnson

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 11:18 AM
Duane Johnson - Professor Emeritus, Extension Agent, State Specialist & State 4-H Program Leader 4-H Efforts: A 13 year Iowa 4-H member. Joined the Oregon 4-H program in 1959; served as county 4-H agent, state specialist and 10 years as State 4-H Program Leader. Provided leadership for curriculum development in...

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...

Edwin T. Meredith

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 11:07 AM
Edwin T. Meredith - Publisher 4-H Efforts: Founder of "Successful Farming" magazine, Meredith helped start 4-H. In 1916 he added a "Junior Soldiers of the Soil" section as “a service for farm boys and girls and the Federal Club Work.” Meredith established a loan fund of $250,000 in 1917 to...

Cap Miller

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 10:58 AM
Cap E. Miller - Keokuk County Superintendent of Schools (1903–1909) 4-H Efforts: Cap organized first county-wide boys agricultural club and girls home culture club in Iowa, started a self-supporting county school education fair and involved Iowa State College professors in local educational programs. Significant Honors: Inducted to Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame 2003 North...

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...

Paul C. Taff

Posted on 04/06/2011 at 10:30 AM
Paul C. Taff - Assistant Extension Director and State Club Leader, Iowa State Extension 4-H Efforts: Began 4-H affiliation as a member of "Uncle Henry Wallace's Corn Club Boys" in 1903. As an Associate & Extension Professor, wrote 4-H club circulars and was in charge of state junior corn shows....
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