2016 Appanoose County: David Haines

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2016 Appanoose County: David Haines


David Haines plays a huge role in the Appanoose County 4-H Program as well as serving faithfully at the Appanoose County Fair. David has been on the Appanoose County Fair Board since 2004, currently serving as Vice-President and superintendent of the arena.  Additionally, David serves the Appanoose County 4-H Program through many avenues, including the Appanoose County 4-H Adult Committee, Appanoose County 4-H Foundation and does the weighing of livestock at the Fair. 

David’s 4-H involvement began when he was a member of the Exline Ramblers 4-H Club, participating in swine and beef projects. David served as his club representative on the traveling Youth Council.  Volunteering with the 4-H program is a family affair, as David’s wife, Marketta, can be found volunteering at the Appanoose County Fair as well! 

David is well-known to the youth of Appanoose County.  Through his service, he often comes in contact with young people working on their projects and gives them constant support.  He often lends an encouraging word, friendly smile and helping hand to any young person that he is around.  In 2013, the Appanoose County Youth Council elected David the “Fair Dad” of the year.  David can often be found stopping by the Extension Office with new ideas or out at the fairgrounds working to constantly improve the space.  David is invested in making the 4-H program and fair itself as beneficial to the young people of Appanoose County as possible.   

Appanoose County is lucky to have David Haines as part of our 4-H Family and his service is invaluable.

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