2009 Audubon County - Gary VanAernam

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2009 Audubon County - Gary VanAernam

 

2009 Audubon County - Gary Van AernamGary VanAernam has always enjoyed working with 4-H youth and is a firm believer in what 4-H can do for an individual.  He has fallen in love with county fairs and has taken his 4-H experience way beyond the county level.

For almost 30 years, he has served on the Audubon County Fairboard and is currently the secretary/manger of that board.
Throughout the years, Gary has never hesitated with helping a 4-Her with a question or concern or even just strike up a random conversation about their project.  

He has served on the Southwest Iowa Association Fairboard  serving as Secretary and President during that tenure.  He makes an effort to attend all of the 17 county fairs in the Southwest District every summer.

Through his experience at the district level, he decided to further his reach and got elected to the Iowa State Fairboard in 2002 where he is currently serving as President. On that board he has served as fairboard liason for the Youth Inn, 4-H swine, sheep, and small animals.  

Gary has truly put his Head, Heart, Hands, and Health into action in the 4-H program in this county and beyond.

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