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2021 Buena Vista County Sheri Van Berkum

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:33 AM
Sherie Van Berkum has positively and generously contributed to the Buena Vista County 4-H program in numerous capacities over the past 17 years. She spent 12 years as an involved and supportive 4-H mom, 10 years as a vibrant club leader to the Maple Valley Motivators and Maple Valley Agriculturists,...

2020 Buena Vista County: Pat Murphy

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
The Buena Vista County 4-H Hall of Fame Honoree is Pat Murphy. This award recognizes Pat Murphy’s long-term dedication to the youth of Buena Vista County 4-H. For the past 20 years, he has worked with youth in the beef project. He has taught young people how to effectively work...
Posted in Buena Vista, 2020 |

2019 Buena Vista County: Virginia Carlson

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 11:32 AM
This year Virginia Carlson has been nominated to the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame from Buena Vista County. She has contributed to the 4-H program in many roles! Virginia began working for the Buena Vista County Extension Office in 1997 as the Office Assistant. At that time, she began...
Posted in Buena Vista, 2019 |

2018 Buena Vista County: Leann Baumhover

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 12:59 PM
Leann (Schwandt) Baumhover began her 4-H career as an eager 4th grader in Hamilton County. She was a nine year member of the Williams Hustling Homemakers 4-H Club. Later during her college summers, she was the summer 4-H assistant in Wright County. Upon college graduation and moving to the Lake...
Posted in Buena Vista, 2018 |

2017 Buena Vista: Melissa Fahr

Posted on 08/24/2017 at 3:18 PM
Melissa Fahr has been a Buena Vista 4-Her seemingly all her life. She grew up as a member of two clubs, the Maple Valley Motivators 4-H Club as well as the Maple Valley Agriculturists- the same club where both of her parents were active leaders. (Melissa’s mother, Kathy Fahr, was...
Posted in Buena Vista, 2017 |

2016 Buena Vista County Carol Ehlers

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 10:04 AM
Buena Vista County 4-H is proud to recognize Carol Huneycutt Ehlers as the 2016 Iowa Hall of Fame honoree. Carol has been part of the 4-H family starting out as a Kansas 4-Her, a 4-H knitting project leader, a Newell Booster 4-H club leader and ISU 4-H Youth Program Field...

2015 Buena Vista County- Lee Meyer

Posted on 08/21/2015 at 1:54 PM
Buena Vista County 4-H is proud to recognize LEE MEYER as the 2015 Iowa Hall of Fame Honoree. Lee’s first experience with 4-H was as a member of the former Elk Antler 4-H Club in Elk township near Alta, Iowa. From there, Lee has experienced the full range of 4-H...

2014 Buena Vista - Marty Olsen

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 9:27 AM
Minnesota native, Marty Olsen, first experienced 4-H as a youth. She faithfully served 13 years in Buena Vista County as a Newell Boosters 4-H Club parent-leader. Marty most recently served as a sheep superintendent until 2011. Marty has taken a lot of pride in building 4-H homecoming floats. She has always...

2013 Buena Vista County - Todd and Laura Sievers

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:30 AM
Todd and Laura Sievers are always willing to help wherever needed, whether the need is large or small,l with the club or on the county level.They have been leaders of the Fairfield Pioneers 4-H Club for many years. Todd has been the beef superintendent at the fair and worked with...

2012 Buena Vista County- Jane Meyer

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 2:17 PM
This year’s Hall of Fame honoree from Buena Vista County is Jane Meyer. For over 30 years if you stop by the Storm Lake High school on a Tuesday night in May, June, or July you will see Jane Meyer and a whole host of 4-Hers and their dogs. What...

2011 Buena Vista County - Kent & Cindy Smith

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 2:16 PM
This year’s Buena Vista Hall of Fame honorees are Kent and Cindy Smith. Kent has been an outstanding leader of the 4- H Executive Committee, helping to shape the Buena Vista County 4-H program to what it has become today. He was instrumental in starting the county livestock judging team...

2010 Buena Vista County - Robert and Rhonda Christensen

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 2:18 PM
Robert (Bob) and Rhonda Christensen have been involved in the 4-H program for 45 years in one capacity or another. Rhonda started 4-H as a nine-year old and was a member of the Maple Valley Majorettes 4-H Club, where her mother, Arlene Rohlk, became a 4-H leader when Rhonda became...

2009 Buena Vista County - Jane Duncan

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 2:47 PM
For 15 years, Jane Duncan was involved in the 4-H Horse Club, the BV Hoofbeats. Jane started leading the club with Delbert Tibbets. When Delbert passed away Jan continued the club with the help of Jane Rosenthal, followed by Jo Heschke. Jane provided strong leadership to those interested in horses...

2008 Buena Vista County - Rusty Corderman

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 11:34 AM
Rusty Corderman volunteered his time, talent and energy as a 4-H Leader for over 20 years. As his children experienced 4-H, he made it possible for other youth to experience it as well. Rusty’s enthusiasm for involving, teaching and helping youth grow through 4-H experiences is contagious. As a sheep...

2007 Buena Vista County -Cindy Glienke

Posted on 04/12/2011 at 11:29 AM
Cindy (Bibler) Glienke was nine years old when she became a 4-H member in Buena Vista County. Cindy joined the Elk Antlers 4-H Club, holding many leadership positions, both at the local club level and the county level. She has served as a club leader for the Maple Valley Agriculturists,...

2006 Buena Vista - Kathy Fahr

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 2:22 PM
Glancing at Kathy’s community involvement, 4-H has always been a part of Kathy’s life – as a young person, a parent, a leader, and as a supporter. Kathy served as the mentor for her two daughters, Melissa and Nicole, her nieces and nephews, and many other youth who joined the...

2005 Buena Vista County - Myron Sievers

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 11:22 AM
Myron Sievers was ten years old when he became an 8 year member of the Grant Beavers 4-H Club, which at that time was the largest club in the county. For the next 46 years, Myron would be involved as a 4-H’er, a 4-H parent, 4-H Leader, 4-H grandparent, Beef...

2002 Buena Vista - Doris Fondroy

Posted on 03/22/2011 at 2:35 PM
Doris Fondroy has contributed to the Buena Vista 4-H program in numerous ways. She was a 4-H leader in the B.V. County 4-H program for many years. Doris also served on the Executive 4-H Committee for four years. Her family has been actively involved to the 4-H program as members...
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