2002 Wright County - Robert F. Bernhardt

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2002 Wright County - Robert F. Bernhardt


2002 Wright County - Robert F. BernhardtBob Bernhardt began his 4-H career as a 4-H member in Sac County, IA.  As a young man he started a 4-H club in Filmore County, MN and led I for 8 years.  He attended Iowa State, earning a degree in Dairy Science.  Robert was the 4-H Extension Youth Assistant in Grundy County for two years, then farmed for 11 years.

In January of 1962, bob and his family came to Clarion in Wright County, where he was the youth assistant until the death of Aaron Bowman, Wright County director.  Robert served as the Wright County CEED from 1965 until his retirement in 1988.  Robert the served as Fair Board secretary for three years, still maintaining hisi interest in the 4-H program and young people.

Robert has been active in St. John’s Catholic Church and the Clarion Lions Club.  He served on the Ag committee of the Clarion Chamber of Commerce, served on the Library Board, and helped to found the Clarion Youth Center.  Robert was chair of the committee that was successful in passing the Extension Referendum in Wright County.


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