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2022 Jefferson County Richard & Kortney Heald

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:36 AM
Richard and Kortney live in the Packwood area and have been married for 43 years. They have three children, Cynthia Post, Jeremy Heald, and Bethany Fishel, and six grandchildren. They understood the importance that 4-H brought to their kids’ lives and encouraged them to participate and get involved. They would...

2021 Jefferson County Bill & Becky Goehring

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 9:05 AM
Bill and Becky Goehring of Libertyville, Iowa, have been active supporters of 4-H for many years. They have been active supporters of 4-H in Jefferson County, Van Buren County, and other surrounding counties. In 1986, Bill’s family took ownership of the Keosauqua Sale Barn, where he met Becky, whom he...

2020 Jefferson County: Sharie Leazer

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Sharie Leazer began her 27-year 4-H journey when her children enrolled in 4-H, and she became their leader. Her daughter remembers as they did projects at home, Sharie would often say, “You can turn that into a 4-H project!” She found passion in guiding youth, helping them develop leadership, communication,...
Posted in Jefferson, 2020 |

2019 Jefferson County: Mark and Laura Taglauer

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:14 PM
Mark and Laura Taglauer reside on a farm in rural Jefferson County. The couple raise beef cattle, as well as row crops. In addition to farming, Laura works full time at Dexter Laundry in Fairfield as their assistant controller of accounting. Mark owns and operates Taglauer Construction, Inc., and is...
Posted in Jefferson, 2019 |

2018 Jefferson County: Brian & Sherry Taglauer

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:25 PM
Brian and Sherry Taglauer live in rural Jefferson County on their farm, where they have raised a family. The couple has always been more than willing to volunteer and dedicate their time to make the community a better place. One way they invested in the community was by investing into...
Posted in Jefferson, 2018 |

2017 Jefferson County: Gene Hoy

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:32 AM
Dr. Gene Hoy grew up on a family farm in Mahaska County in a town called Bussey, Iowa. Dr. Hoy started his 4-H career in 1955 as part of the Jefferson Go-Getter’s 4-H Club. His first 4-H project, remembering it as if it were yesterday, was a Hereford heifer. Unfortunately,...

2016 Jefferson County Orville Brown

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:44 AM
When people refer to “40 year old 4-H’ers”, Orville Brown comes to mind in Jefferson County. While Orville might be a bit older than 40, Orville is truly a 4-H kid at heart and has been instrumental in maintaining the Jefferson County fairgrounds and keeping 4-H a relevant youth organization...

2015 Jefferson County- Linda McIntire

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:29 AM
Linda McIntire started her 4-H affiliation growing up on a farm in Wapello County. On weekends her love of horses kicked in travelling and competitively showing horses all over including the Iowa State Fair. Linda also competed in the cowgirl Queen contest twice, both times receiving 1st runner up. She...

2014 Jefferson County - Eileen Pickard

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:39 PM
Eileen Pickard has been an instrumental part of the Jefferson County 4-H program for many years. She began her involvement in 4-H as a member of the Busy Bees 4-H Club in Wapello, where she participated in sewing, furniture refinishing, home decorating, and decoupage projects. When her children joined 4-H,...

2013 Jefferson County - James R. Gevock

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:19 PM
Jim Gevock contributed for many years to the Jefferson County 4-H program through award presentation, volunteerism and encouragement of the youth. After serving 20 years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corp, Jim retired to the Fairfield area with his wife Linda and began his contribution to the Jefferson...

2012 Jefferson County- Mark Goehring

Posted on 07/24/2012 at 10:59 AM
Mark’s involvement with 4-H began in grade school as a member of the Jefferson County Ceniteers 4-H Club. More recently he judged livestock at the Jefferson County Fair as well as several other Iowa county fairs. He also has judged both Open and 4-H Sheep and Wool classes at the...

2011 Jefferson County - Dennis Thomes

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:38 PM
Dennis Thomes spends countless hours helping 4-H members and their families. He is a member of our county fair board as well as being a livestock superintendent. H helped with the 4-H club his children are members of for many years. He is a kind, patient, knowledgeable individual who is...

2010 Jefferson County - Lona Harbison

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:18 PM
On behalf of the Jefferson County 4-H and Youth Committee, we have chosen Lona Harbison for the 4-H Hall of Fame 2010. She lives on a farm near Brighton with her husband Jerry. They raise cattle and have raised numerous other animals throughout the years. Their two children were both...

2009 Jefferson County - Korwin Hinshaw

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:46 PM
Korwin Hinshaw has been a part of and involved with 4-H in a number of ways for a number of years. His wife is a 4-H leader and his daughters were very active in 4-H. His daughters are now grown and Jefferson County has welcomed a new generation of Hinshaws...

2008 Jefferson County - Doug Johnson

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:28 AM
Doug Johnson’s involvement with and contribution to 4-H was widespread and widely felt. Doug was most recently a member and driving force of our county fair board. As a beef superintendent, he helped promote and grow the beef program in Jefferson County. One of his favorite projects was the Bucket/Bottle...

2007 Jefferson County - Leland Stanley

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:49 PM
Leland is currently involved with 4-H in a variety of ways. He assists with the Fairfield Clover Kids Club monthly. He helps during the annual Farm Safety Day Camp held during the Jefferson County Fair. Leland also serves as a static exhibits judge for a number of county fairs. During...

2006 Jefferson County - Marvin Larson

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:12 PM
Marvin Larson’s involvement in 4-H remains prominent even now that his own kids are no longer involved. For 24 years he has been an active Volunteer 4-H Leader of the Ceniteers 4-H Club. Marvin has served on the Jefferson County Extension Council for the past 9 years where he has...

2005 Jefferson County - Wayne Mitchell

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:34 PM
EARLY 4-H EXPERIENCE: • Member of Packwood Trojans for 9 years • Offices held: President & Vice-President • Awards: Jefferson County Beef Award FAMILY: Married to Gwenith Mitchell. Gwenith, as well as their three children, Ryan, Grant and Renae, were 9 year 4-H members who were very active in their...

2004 Jefferson County - Shirley Stanley

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:39 AM
Shirley Stanley comes from a three generation 4-H Family! She was a 4-H charter member for 9 years of the 4 Leaf Lassies 4-H Club started by her mother in 1950. Shirley Stanley has been an active 4-H volunteer for over 25 years. Shirley has judged county fairs for 8...

2003 Jefferson County - Mary Smith

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:41 PM
Mary Smith was an eight-year 4-Her in Wapello County from 1946-1954. She exhibited in all areas and went to state fair with a 4-H Presentation in 1953. Mary received the Rose Outstanding Girl Award and numerous other county awards. Her mother organized the Dahlonega Do-R-Best 4-H Club that Mary was...

2002 Jefferson County - Juanita Bray

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:42 PM
Juanita Bray is part of a 4th generation of 4-H leaders. Her grandmother, her mother, and her eldest daughter have all served as volunteer leaders. When asked about her years of volunteering, Juanita stated, "Most memorable is being able to help young persons who have trouble communicating. Drawing out a...
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