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2019 Boone County: Tom Kauffman

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:27 AM
Tom Kauffman has been a passionate volunteer for the 4-H program in Boone County for over 30 years. His encouraging attitude and infectious laugh have left a positive impact on Boone County 4-H. Tom started his 4-H career as a Boone County 4-H’er in the Boxholm Bearcats 4-H club. His first...
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2018 Humboldt County: Clarence "Dutch" & Bernice Norman

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:19 PM
Clarence “Dutch” and Bernice Norman started 4-H as youth in Greene County, Iowa. Clarence showed beef in Greene County as one of his exhibits. One of the exhibits that Bernice had judged at the Greene County Fair was her laundry bag that she sewed. The bag advanced on to receive...
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2018 Boone County: Rich Wrage

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 12:39 PM
Boone County 4-H is proud to honor Rich Wrage as their 2018 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. Rich has been a strong supporter of 4-H and we thank him for helping to “make the best better”. Rich started his career with ISU Extension in February of 1994 serving Boone...
Posted in Boone, 2018 |

2017 Boone County:

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 7:40 AM
Larry and Sandy Seeman are the perfect 4-H volunteers. They are the first to volunteer to help, the first to offer donations if money needs to be raised and the first to call and offer assistance if tragedy strikes. Their willingness to help has positively impacted the Boone County 4-H...

2016 Boone County Mary Clancy

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:04 AM
Since 2009, Mary Clancy has made a huge impact on the 4-H program in Boone County. Mary is very passionate about 4-H and it shows in everything she does. Beyond her work hours, Mary volunteered countless hours at both the county and state level. Mary is a very hard working...
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2015 Boone County- Bill Martin and Kristine Johansen

Posted on 08/21/2015 at 1:37 PM
Bill Martin and Kristine Johansen have opened the world of science and technology for 4-H’ers in Boone County. They created the Science & Technology 4-H Club, through which they have ignited a passion for science and technology for many 4-H’ers. Bill and Kris did an excellent job of launching and...
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2014 Boone County - Jim Magee

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:22 AM
Jim Magee is the very definition of 4-H supporter. For 19 years, Jim was the superintendent of the Beef Pen of 3 project. In Boone County, the goal of the Beef Pen of 3 is to be a realistic cattle-feeding experience where the emphasis is placed on the actual record...
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2013 Boone County - Marshall King

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:25 AM
Over the years, Marshall has been involved in many different facets of the 4-H program in Boone County. He was a club leader for the Dodge Go Getters 4-H Club for 20 years (1963-1982), the Beef Superintendent for 28 years (1963-1990) and a member of the Auction Committee from 1991...
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2012 Boone County- Joyce Safly

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:00 PM
Joyce was active in Boone County 4-H all her life. As a child, she was a member of the Harrison Happy Hustlers 4-H Club. As an adult, she was an active 4-H volunteer for 37 years holding many volunteer positions. She had four children that where active members in 4-H...
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2011 Boone County - Shelly Schall

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:19 PM
Shelly Schall grew up in Boone County and was a member of the Yell Modernattes 4-H Club. Shelly became a 4-H volunteer when her daughters (Amanda and Megan) joined the Southside Pioneers 4-H Club. Over the next 18 years, Shelly held many different volunteers roles. She was a leader of...
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2010 Boone County - Family of Fran Thompson

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:21 PM
Fran Thompson worked for Boone County ISU Extension as an Office Assistant for 27 years (1960-1987). Fran was a favorite person among 4-H families because of her easy smile, great sense of humor, and capable organizational skills that served as the backbone of the 4-H program. Prior to her retirement,...
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2009 Boone County - Jon & Peg King

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:58 PM
Jon and Peg King met as 4-H members in Boone County, married and raised a son and daughter as active 4-H members, and continue as 4-H club leaders, beef superintendents, and donors today. During Peg’s 27 years as a 4-H club leader, she has influenced over 250 club members by...
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2008 Boone County - Joyce Patterson

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:38 AM
Joyce Patterson has served as the Boone County 4-H Youth Coordinator for 21 years and a volunteer club leader for 27 years. In her county staff position, Joyce has a goal of informing 4-H members, families, and the general public about the many educational and fun opportunities in the 4-H...
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2007 Boone County - Deb Owens

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:31 AM
Deb 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...
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2006 Boone County - Art & Bev Sturtz

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:25 PM
Art and Bev Sturtz joined Boone County 4-H as youth and have been involved most of their adult years as 4-H supporters and fair volunteers. Art served on the Boone County fair board (the Sunday morning worship service that he initiated still continues) and swine superintendent (4-H families appreciated his...
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2005 Boone County - Glen B. Anderson

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:27 AM
Glen B. Anderson was a Buena Vista County 4-H member who went on to work for Iowa State University Extension for 29 years. Nineteen of those years (1970 – 1989) were in Boone County as Extension Director (his job title) and 4-H youth supporter (his passion.) Glen supported 4-H leaders,...

2004 Boone County - Max Frazier

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:23 PM
Max Frazier retired in July, 2004 after serving twenty-four years as Boone County Fair Board manager. 4-H members and volunteers in Boone County recognize Max as the man who always has their interests at heart. He is often quoted as saying with a smile “4-H is the reason why we...
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2003 Boone County - Arnold and Marie Harris

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:52 PM
Arnold and Marie Harris of Boone have financially sponsored an outstanding 4-H member award for eight intermediate-age 4-H’ers each year for 32 years, honoring a total of 256 youth. This award is especially appreciated because it recognizes the accomplishments of the 4-H’ers and encourages the youth to stay involved in...
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2002 Boone County - Luella Miller

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 1:47 PM
Luella Miller began her 4-H involvement as a Greene County 4-H member participating in dairy, beef, foods, sewing, and gardening. She became involved as a local club leader after her marriage to Bob Miller and served a total of 21 years as a 4-H organization leader. In 1979 when her...
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