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Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

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2019 Bremer County: Jan Mitchell

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:29 AM
Jan Mitchell has been a selfless contributor to the 4-H program over her lifetime. She was a 4-H leader for the Bremer County, Do-R-Best 4-H Club for over 30 years. She started as a leader when her children joined and then continued in this role after they were out of...

2018 Bremer County: Brittney Lentz

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 12:43 PM
Brittney Lentz served as a volunteer with the Bremer County 4-H program for over 10 years. In that time she served on the youth committee for 8 years where she was instrumental to the success of the 4-H program. Her willingness to try new things, work with community partners, and...
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2017 Bremer County: Galen Kramer

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 7:46 AM
Galan Kramer has dedicated over 15 years to the 4-H program serving as a 4-H leader, Shooting Sports instructor, and swine superintendent. He has also spent countless hours helping at workshops and camps. He is an expert when it comes to outdoor activities and anything with livestock. Galan has been an...

2016 Bremer County Pat and Nicole Reiher

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:04 AM
Pat and Nicole Reiher have been very active volunteers for the Bremer County 4-H program for the past 10 years. They began their volunteer services during the time their children were involved in the 4-H program and have continued serving Bremer County 4-H’ers. Nicole was a 4-H leader in Bremer...

2015 Bremer County- Chris and Shannon Knapp

Posted on 08/21/2015 at 1:42 PM
Chris joined the Jackson Beavers 4-H Club as soon as he was old enough, where he held several club offices and served on county council. Chris exhibited cattle all years that he was active. Shannon was active in 4-H in Wisconsin, Wyoming and Iowa. She joined 4-H in 5th grade...

2014 Bremer County - Kevin and Peney Rasing

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:23 AM
Kevin and Peney Rasing are huge supporters of the Bremer County 4-H program and have always followed the motto “To Make the Best Better.” They were recipients of the 2012 Bremer County Honorary Award given to adults that were not former 4-H members, but have made a significant contribution to...

2013 Bremer County - Dave and Nancy Foelske

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:27 AM
Living to make the best better would be a great motto for Dave and Nancy Foelske. This couple has been a strong family for the Bremer County 4-H program, and can be seen dedicating their time to the program and youth of the county. Dave helps support the youth by...

2012 Bremer County- Kay Pagel

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:04 PM
Kay Pagel has been an important part of the Bremer County 4-H program and has always been a positive presence to those involved. Not only is Kay a wonderful 4-H leader and volunteer, she has been an inspiration to many and a friend to all. Kay’s story started in Floyd...

2011 Bremer County - Randy & Dawn Bergmann

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:18 PM
This year’s choice for Bremer County regarding the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame is a married couple that has impacted adults and youth throughout the Bremer County 4-H program. Randy and Dawn Bergmann have been an influential volunteers that can always be relied on to lend a helping hand, great...

2010 Bremer County - Danny and Patsy Buls

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:20 PM
Danny and Patsy Buls have been lifelong supporters in the Bremer County 4-H program. Patsy has volunteered her time being a past 4-H leader for the Dayton Dodgers, current Photography and Visual Arts Superintendent, fair board volunteer, and is a key part on Bremer County Communications Day committee. Patsy can...

2009 Bremer County - Nylene & Gary Geerts

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:50 PM
Gary and Nylene Geerts have been a wonderful asset to the 4-H program in Bremer County. Always willing to help, Gary and Nylene can be found at fair events, farm safety day, youth events, and are always ready to help when needed. Both of these individuals understand the power of...

2008 Bremer County - Ron & Judy Leistikow

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:36 AM
Ron and Judy Leistikow are big 4-H supporters in Bremer County. Their six children were all 4-H members and several are now 4-H volunteers. Four grandchildren are involved in 4-H at this time. Ron and Judy are also very involved in their school, community and church. Ron was a club...

2007 Bremer County - Elston Buls

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:29 AM
Elston was a very active 4-H’er for many years and attained many top county awards in the late 50 and early 60’s from “Outstanding 4-H Boy”, “Outstanding Dairy Member”, to the top award – “Achievement.” The Leadership, Citizenship, Community Service, and several agriculture awards were also presented to him. He...

2006 Bremer County - Janice Mueller

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:24 PM
Janice was a seven year 4-H member of the Biz-E-Bees club, has been a 4-H parent and a leader for nine years. She also served on the youth committee and superintendent of Bremer County Fair Home-Economics Division for 12 years. Janice worked as a volunteer in the Extension office. She...

2005 Bremer County - Roger & Jeanette White

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:25 AM
Roger and Jeannette White have been loyal 4-H supporters for a combined 67 years and counting. Roger’s 4-H involvement began as a member and has since spanned nearly fifty years, including 4-H leader of the Polk Hustlers for 30 years; 4-H and Youth Committee member for ten years; and currently...

2004 Bremer County - Kathy and Bill Thoms

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 12:22 PM
Bill was a member of the Townline 4-H club for 10 years. During his 4-H career he was club officer and county officer. He also received the Dairy, Arnold Hexom, Implement Dealers, Agriculture, Community Service, Leadership, and Achievement Awards at the county level. Bill received the I Dare You Award...

2003 Bremer County - John Droste

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 2:51 PM
John Droste started 4-H in Bremer County around 1934 as a member of the Washington Herdsman. He showed Ayrshires at the Bremer County Fair, National Cattle Congress, Iowa State Fair, and other shows. At the Iowa State Fair and the National Cattle Congress he helped Bremer County win several Herdsman...

2002 Bremer County - Betty Arns

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 1:57 PM
Betty Arns has been a leader of the B-Square 4-H Club for 39 years. She has been a leader to over 500 girls and has had as many as 54 members at one time. Betty is a big supporter of communications at the club, county, and state level. Six of...
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