2010 Guthrie County - Bryan and Teresa Mowrer

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2010 Guthrie County - Bryan and Teresa Mowrer

 

Bryan and Teresa Mowrerryan began his 4-H experience as an 8-year 4-H member in Boone County and later the Bear Grove/Union Bears in Guthrie County. As a club member, he served as president and exhibited swine, horses, beef and sheep at the fair. He was also active in the County Council group.

Teresa was a 7-year member of the Boone County Union Livewires 4-H Club. She held the president, reporter, historian and secretary office positions. Teresa regularly exhibited in Home Economics/SAM and beef at the Boone County Fair and served as county camp counselor.

As adults, Bryan and Teresa were 10-year 4-H leaders, Bryan for the Wichita Wildcats and Teresa for the U.S. Sunbeams 4-H Clubs. Both were formerly members of the Guthrie County Youth Committee and both received the Guthrie County 4-H Alumni Award. In the past, they hosted an IFYE Exchange Student from Austria and 4-H Exchange members from South Dakota. Bryan was a member of the Guthrie County Extension Council. Teresa worked the 4-H food stand and the exhibit and livestock buildings at the Guthrie County Fair. She continues to help at the 4-H judging day as a comment writer.

Bryan and Teresa always encouraged their children and their 4-H members to look beyond the county level for 4-H activities and watched both of their children excel by serving on the State 4-H Council. Bryan was always a big promoter of youth livestock judging and Teresa encouraged presentations and the importance of record books.

Bryan describes 4-H as the “ultimate home schooling experience.”  Teresa stated “I always wanted my children to have an active 4-H life. When I learned that Bryan and I would live six miles from the county seat and fairgrounds, I was so excited as I had grown up about 30 miles from mine.”

Bryan and Teresa contribute their successes as 4-H leaders and volunteers to enthusiastic 4-H members, strong parental support and helpful county extension staff. Without each of those components, they could not have experienced such success.
Bryan and Teresa farm near rural Guthrie Center and have two children and two granddaughters.

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