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2019 Johnson County: Barb Goff

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:16 PM
Participation in 4-H influenced Barb Goff’s career choice of becoming a home economics educator. She had some practice in her junior leader project in rural Missouri 4-H by leading clothing and foods projects. Her 4-H experience lead her to major in Home Economics Education at the University of Missouri. When...
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2018 Johnson County: Jim & Mary Burr

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:26 PM
Jim and Mary Krejci Burr have been active supporters of 4-H. Mary was a 9 year member of both boys and girls 4-H growing up on a farm in rural Linn County. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and the Radiologic Technology Program at the University of Iowa. At...
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2017 Johnson County: Tom Wall

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 8:31 AM
It was inevitable that Tom Wall would be a 4-Her. His parents, John and Mary Ellen Wall, were 4-Hers as youth. Tom observed his older Wall cousins working with their beef projects each summer. When he became old enough, Tom joined the Graham Champions 4-H Club. It was fun making new...

2016 Johnson County John Schneider

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 8:46 AM
John F. Schneider grew up on a farm in Washington County, where he was an active member of 4-H for nine years and enjoyed exhibiting livestock. As a youth, John enjoyed being a member of the Washington County Council and participating in state livestock judging competitions. After 4-H he took...

2015 Johnson County- Nick and Georgie Greiner

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:29 AM
The Greiner’s involvement with the Johnson County 4-H program began in approximately 1970. Nick was asked to assist with the 4-H sheep program at the Johnson County Fair. He soon became the sheep superintendent, a position he held until 2013. Nick and Georgie organized and taught many sheep/lamb workshops and...

2014 Johnson County - Richard and Joyce Oberman

Posted on 08/17/2014 at 10:41 PM
Joyce and Richard Oberman have 4-H in their blood. Both grew up experiencing all the benefits 4-H has to offer. Richard grew up in southern Johnson County and was a charter member and club president for the Ramblin Recks 4-H Club. After his 4-H career he became a leader for...

2013 Johnson County - Jim and Carolyn Smith

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:20 PM
For more than 30 years, Jim and Carolyn Smith have contributed hundreds of volunteer hours as 4-H club and photography project leaders, provided unlimited advice for 4-H photographers, taught photography and life skills to hundreds of 4-H members, and supported the Johnson County 4-H program in immeasurable ways. Jim was...

2012 Johnson County- George Dane Family

Posted on 07/18/2012 at 4:18 PM
George Dane was a Johnson County 4-H member in the 1930’s showing Holstein calves. He graduated from the University of Iowa with an engineering degree and later retired in 1987 as Senior Vice President and Trust Officer from Iowa State Bank & Trust Co. He served in WWII and retired...

2011 Johnson County - Gerry Lackender

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:38 PM
Gerry Lackender lived the 4-H motto “To make the best better”. She strived to make the Johnson County 4-H Fair one of the best in the state. Gerry always went above and beyond. Gerry was a part of the Johnson County fair for about 50 years. Every one of her...

2010 Johnson County - Diana and Ralph Cox

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:17 PM
iana and Ralph Cox are dedicated, outstanding 4-H volunteers in Johnson County. Diana has been a 4-H leader of the Sharon Center Sensations, a member of the Johnson County 4-H Youth Development Committee, and an active team member for the Iowa 4-H Volunteer Forum. Ralph is a trained instructor in...

2009 Johnson County - Bill & Ruth Englert

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:44 PM
Bill and Ruth Englert have been involved in the Johnson County 4-H Program since 1963. Ruth grew up in the 4-H program and exhibited sewing, home economics, swine, and rabbit projects; along with participating in fashion revue and educational presentations. As a result of her hard work she had many...

2008 Johnson County - Portia Cooper

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:27 AM
Portia Cooper was a charter member of the Golden Rule 4H Club which was organized in 1929 and is still active - the oldest club in Johnson County. Portia’s contributions are shared through this “historical” view. From Portia Cooper, “A few things I remember during my 8 years as a...

2007 Johnson County - Ronald & Virginia Stutsman

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:48 PM
Through their business, Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc, and through their family and community leadership, Ron and Virginia Stutsman are “extraordinary” supporters of the Johnson County and Iowa 4-H program. Ron has served as president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, vice president of the Hills Bank Board of Directors, member of...

2006 Johnson County - Charles & Joyce Duffy

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 1:11 PM
Charles and Joyce Duffy are outstanding citizens in Johnson County and excellent contributors to the Johnson County 4-H program. Charles Duffy was a member of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, a long time 4-H club leader of the Newport Rangers, a project leader, educator, and fair superintendent for the...

2005 Johnson County - Maynard & Betty Hebl

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:32 PM
Maynard and Betty Hebl are parents of 7 former Johnson County 4-Hers. There was one year all 7 were in 4-H at one time and as a family exhibited a total of 28 head of cattle. Betty was a member of the Johnson County Fair Board from 1997-2000. She was...

2004 Johnson County - Les and Frances Kempf

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:37 AM
Les, along with his wife, Frances have been the 4-H horse and pony club leaders in Johnson County for 38 years. They have conducted hundreds of 4-H meetings, clinics, and shows to benefit the youth of Johnson County. Through thousands of hours working with 4-H members; they have taught horsemanship...

2003 Johnson County - John and Mary Ellen Wall

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:39 PM
John and Mary Ellen Wall are “famous” in Johnson County for their leadership in the 4-H program. Their contributions as community volunteers make them well known for their commitment to youth and the community. As a 4-H leader for 28 years, Mary Ellen has been a pioneer of the “youth...

2002 Johnson County - Richard and Marilou Gay

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 1:43 PM
Richard and Marilou Gay have contributed thousands of hours to the youth involved in the Johnson County 4-H program. They believe strongly in a 4-H program that stresses “youth development.” Positive, forward-looking, encouraging, thoughtful, caring, and progressive describe the attitudes that Richard and Marilou have contributed to Johnson County 4-H. ...
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