2018 Monroe County: Mike & Ann Stocker

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2018 Monroe County: Mike & Ann Stocker

 

Mike and Ann Stocker have been lifelong supporters of the 4-H program in Monroe County.  Mike and Ann have put many hours into volunteering to help make the best better, for the community and for the Monroe County 4-H youth. Their outstanding support helps the Monroe County 4-H & FFA Fair run smoothly. 

Mike served as a Swine Superintendent for 31 years, and though he has stepped down he has continued to help in that area. He now holds a seat on the Extension Council. Since 1983 Mike has been an active Monroe County Fair Board member. Mike and Ann received the Monroe County 4-H Honorary award in 2014.

Ann is a familiar face during the fair. She helps make things run smoothly in the 4-H exhibit building volunteering and giving of her talents in many areas. Every year Ann bakes desserts for the Monroe County 4-H Senior Scholarship fundraiser. She makes fantastic goodies and everyone here in Monroe County knows it, and because of that her desserts always raise the most money. One of the cool things Ann Stocker (and Mike, too) brought to the Monroe County Fair was the Betty Stocker Cinnamon Roll contest—a competition open to all, to celebrate the fair, the art of cooking, and the legendary culinary skills of the late Betty Stocker—Mike’s mom who was a well-loved lady of the community and a great cook. 

Mike and Ann were actively involved as 4-H parents in the Monroe County 4-H program helping their boys prepare, participate and show at the county fair. Their family were active members in the Bluff Creek Progressives and the Troy Troopers  4-H Clubs. Both boys showed livestock and even a cat one year. Mike and Ann’s grandchildren are now members of the very same Troy Troopers 4-H Club.

Mike and Ann remain very active supporters in the community and 4-H program, continuing to graciously give back to the Monroe County 4-H program through volunteering and sponsoring awards and trophies.  Monroe County is honored and grateful to have this family here in our community.

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