2013 Warren County - Monty Freeman

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2013 Warren County - Monty Freeman

 

 

Monty Freeman of Warren County was a member of the Belmont Go-Getters 4-H Club from age 9 until he graduated from high school in 1976. During that time he showed Charolais cattle raised on his family farm, as well as sheep, at the county and state fair. He participated in the annual Junior Charolais Field Day, was a member of 4-H County Council/Sr. 4H, and was also a member of the American International Junior Charolais Association and held the office of president.
 
At Northwest Missouri State University, Monty was in Ag Club and in the honorary agriculture fraternities DTA and ATA, graduating with a degree in education. Monty went on to teach Vocational Agriculture and was an FFA advisor at Oakland High School. He now teaches biology at Urbandale High School.
 
Monty and his wife, Lori were assistant leaders of the White Oak Climbers 4-H club for a number of years,and became leaders until their youngest daughter graduated in 2008. Their daughters took many exhibits to the 4-H building and showed dairy cows, bucket calves, sheep and pigs. Monty and Lori have many fond memories from those years.
 
Throughout the years Monty devoted much of his time to the youth of Warren County and Iowa. He volunteered at beef, sheep and hog weigh-ins, and with the 4-H Fair Auction, as well as the Buyer's Breakfast. He has worked at the Cattleman's Food Booth and the 4-H Food Stand, and chaperoned many club trips. He judges record books, is co-leader of Warren 4H County Council/Sr. 4H, and is on the 4-H Youth Committee. Fairgoers have seen him at the Mud Volleyball Tournament and Family Night, and he is one of the chaperones for the annual Junior Lock-in.
 
Through his years at the Iowa State Fair he has helped judge FFA Sheep Showmanship, volunteered at the Pigeon Show, and every year on Warren County night you will find him working in the order window at the Beef Quarters.
 
Monty finds it easy to give time and service to such a valuable organization which builds our youth in so many positive ways. He feels that 4-H is a significant asset in helping guide our young people to become solid citizens, and hopes the 4-H program continues to be available to youth for a long time to come.

 

 

08/09/2013 9:06 AM |Add a comment |Comments (4)
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Congratulations! Very well deserved!

Amy Anderson | amya2882@gmail.com | 08/29/2013 10:22 PM
Monty- How wonderful! I'm so glad your labors, and volunteering have not gone unnoticed. Nice to see someone so nice get recognized. You earned im sure. Enjoy

Sindee Krause | sadkrause@sbcglobal.net | 08/26/2013 9:42 AM
I'm so pleased this recognition goes to Monty!

Erica Holland | Erica_abell@hotmail.com | 08/25/2013 12:47 PM
Yea, Monty. You deserved it!! You earned it!! Love

Kay ABell and Tom | 08/24/2013 4:03 PM
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