2017 Winnesheik County: David and Brenda Broghamer

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2017 Winnesheik County: David and Brenda Broghamer

 

David and Brenda Broghamer both joined 4-H when they were 9 years old.  David belonged to the Pleasant Pushers 4-H Club, and Brenda was a member of the Glenwood Future Homemakers 4-H Club, both in Winneshiek County.  As 4-H members, they exhibited at the county, district, and state levels.  David showed registered Holsteins at many levels, and Brenda enjoyed clothing, communication, and static projects.  Both were members of the Winneshiek County 4-H Council in high school.

David and Brenda married in 1976.  David became partners with his dad on the family dairy farm, and the Broghamers continued to participate in 4-H.  He was the leader of the Pleasant Pushers 4-H club for 10 years.  He volunteered on the Pinebluff 4-H Camp Board and the Winneshiek County Fair Auxiliary Board.  Brenda served on the Youth Development Committee for 6 years and volunteered with the Glenwood Future Homemakers 4-H Club.  It is often you will find them volunteering at the fairgrounds or 4-H camp in preparation for upcoming events.

Their family includes Brigit, Jared, and Kristy, along with Jeremy, Joy, and Jonathan Drow.  Their children were very involved in 4-H at the county, district, and state levels.  David and Brenda served the Decorah community in many ways.  Both were members of the public and private school boards, taught religious education classes through St. Benedict’s church, and were Wisconsin Dairies Young Farmers.  David was a member of the Iowa Holstein Association, and Brenda served on the hospital auxiliary and belongs to a service sorority in Decorah.  Both received the Winneshiek County 4-H Alumni Award, and in 2012, they received the 4-H Volunteer Family Award.

As their grandchildren have begun to participate in 4-H, David and Brenda have become the Clover Kid leaders of the Decorah Chiefs 4-H Club.  They enjoy teaching these young members about 4-H and leading their activities at monthly meetings.  David and Brenda Broghamer are very proud of the Winneshiek County 4-H program and the many opportunities it provides youth of the county.

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