2007 Boone County - Deb Owens

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2007 Boone County - Deb Owens

 

Deb OwensDeb Owens combines her love of kids and dogs as she volunteers in Boone County as dog obedience instructor and dog superintendent, which she has done for a total of 34 years.  She is knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging with 4-H’ers and dogs.  Deb assists with the State Fair 4-H dog show, judges 4-H dog shows throughout the state, owns a canine business, is an active member of the Cyclone Country Kennel Club, and is a donor of 4-H dog awards.  Deb has also volunteered as a club organizational leader for 9 years and served 10 years on the Boone County 4-H Youth Committee and 8 years on the Boone County Extension Council.

·    4-H Dog obedience and handling class instructor for 34 years – 10 in Story County and 24 in Boone County (major time commitment of 10 weeks of class each year for beginners to advanced dogs and 4-H trainers.)
·    Love of kids and dogs, patient, supportive, knowledgeable
·    Dog superintendent and past cat superintendent
·    Involves older 4-H’ers as junior leaders
·    Boone County Fran Thompson Memorial Outstanding Leader award in 1991
·    State 4-H Honorary Member in 1997
·    Organizational Leader of Luther Livewires 4-H club for 9 years
·    Boone County 4-H Youth Committee for 10 years
·    Boone County Extension Council for 8 years
·    Check in exhibits at Boone County Fair many years
·    4-H donor for dog awards
·    Supportive 4-H parent
·    Employee of National Animal Disease Lab for 35 years.

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