2018 Union County: Bob and Joyce Cooper

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2018 Union County: Bob and Joyce Cooper


Bob and Joyce Cooper of Creston in Union County have a long history with 4-H, having both been members as youth. 

Coopers were leaders in the days of boys’ and girls’ clubs.  Bob was a co-leader for the Grant Toppers for nearly a dozen years, and Joyce was a co-leader of the Jolly Jills for just as long.

In addition to supporting each of their five children through nine years of club membership, they served on the Union County Fair Board, the dairy committee and on the Union County Extension Council. In 1984, the Coopers were honored by Union County 4-H for their dedication to the program, and in 1999 the Union County Fair was dedicated to the couple, recognizing their work, contribution and commitment through the years. Bob sums up his commitment to 4-H in few words, “I like helping kids learn.”

The couple has been married 55 years and raised five children; Mark, Penny, Julie, Terry and the late Debbie. They have 14 grandchildren, three being involved in 4-H.

Today Bob and Joyce are retired, but still enjoy watching the

4-H livestock shows and seeing the exhibits at the fair when they can.

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