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2022 Mitchell County Janet Ham

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 11:56 AM
Janet Rose Ham has been an avid supporter of the Mitchell County 4-H program volunteering in various roles throughout the years. Janet was a dedicated leader for the Osage Warhawks 4-H Club from 1987 until she “retired” in 1994. She continued to be a great helper for the fair as...

2021 Mitchell County Jerry Philipp

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 10:12 AM
Jerry was a 4-H member in Floyd County growing up. He exhibited swine, sheep, and halter calves. He and a friend gave an educational presentation on farrowing crates, which was a new idea at the time. It's a story you should ask him to tell! Jerry earned his Bachelor's in Education...

2020 Mitchell County: Clarence & Elizabeth Uthe

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Clarence and Elizabeth Uthe have been involved in and lifelong supporters of the Mitchell County 4-H program. Elizabeth grew up as a 4-H member and served on her local county council, and Clarence as an FFA member in the Ames area. Elizabeth, being a strong believer in the 4-H program,...
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2019 Mitchell County: Carrie Mayer

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 1:28 PM
Carrie Mayer has been dedicated to the Mitchell County 4-H program for the past 25 plus years; as a 4-H parent, leader, fair volunteer, guest speaker, and Clover Kids program volunteer. Carrie and her husband Roger reside in the community of St. Ansgar. With her guidance and support, all three...
Posted in Mitchell, 2019 |

2018 Mitchell County: Dale Anderson

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 3:45 PM
Dale Anderson grew up as a 4-H’er in DeKalb County, Illinois where he and his wife, Carol, were active members in the same club. He was an active 4-H’er who learned the value of 4-H early on in life, which followed him into adulthood. His passion for 4-H was passed...
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2017 Mitchell County: Lisa Emerson

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:05 AM
Lisa Emerson has a passion for cooking and a passion for volunteering. Lisa helped all three of her kids through their 4-H careers. Later, Lisa transferred her passion for cooking and volunteering to helping our 4-H program in Mitchell County. She began volunteering in the 4-H program in 2005, serving...

2016 Mitchell County Tracy Scharper

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:00 AM
Tracy Scharper served 13 years as the Mitchell County Youth Coordinator. During her time as the CYC she impacted countless 4-H members and other youth in our county. Tracy created project workshops to educate youth. She worked with the schools and the FFA chapters to offer a Farm Safety Day...

2015 Mitchell County- Terry and Allison Kruse

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:38 AM
Terry and Allison Kruse have served the Mitchell County 4-H program in a variety of ways over the past years. Terry has been the lead beef superintendent and has helped with the weigh-ins, workshops and the County 4-H Beef Show for more than a decade. Allison has been a 4-H club...

2014 Mitchell County - Marlene Weis

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:15 AM
Marlene Weis has been a 4-H leader for the Stacyville Shooting Stars 4-H club in Mitchell County for the past twelve years. Her organization and dedication to the club has helped the club to continue its strong membership throughout those years. 4-H leaders are expected to help their club members learn...

2013 Mitchell County - Julie and Scott Niess

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:34 PM
Julie and Scott Niess of Osage, IA, have been 4-H club leaders in Mitchell County for a number of years. 4-H leaders are expected to help 4-H club members grow and reach their fullest potential through meaningful, educational experiences. Leaders are also expected to inform and encourage members, parents and...

2012 Mitchell County- Neil Wubben

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:37 AM
Neil Wubben has been an asset not only to Mitchell County and our program here, but the entire state of Iowa 4-H program. During the many years he served as the County Extension Education Director, he was an advocate for youth development and ensured that the 4-H program stayed strong...

2011 Mitchell County - Steve & Jolene Norby

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:25 PM
Steve and Jolene Norby have been long time supporters of the Mitchell County 4-H program. Jolene Norby was the 4-H leader of the Mitchell County Outlaws, a community 4-H club with an emphasis on horses. She has been an instructor for the Girl Talk program for over 10 years and...

2010 Mitchell County - Dennis and Joyce Rachut

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:54 PM
Dennis and Joyce Rachut were leaders of the Rocky Ramblers 4-H Club in Mitchell Co. for 13 years. Their club accomplishments include raising money for flower planters and helping put the flower planters in on Main Street in Osage.. Their club has been responsible for planting and maintaining these planters...

2009 Mitchell County - Annabelle Fish

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:19 PM
Annabelle Fish served Mitchell County 4H for 35 years as the Extension Office manager. In this role, she was the ‘first contact’ for 4H’ers and their families. Annabelle helped these clients find the correct forms, shared due dates, monitored enrollments, and was a key person to a successful County Fair....

2008 Mitchell County - Jeanne Watts

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:50 PM
Jeanne Watts began her 4-H experience in Minnesota in the club her parents originated. She attended that club for 6 years and completed her 9 years in Iowa when her dad, Bob Burnhart, became County Director in Wright County. As a 4-H’er, she participated in several project areas including sewing,...

2007 Mitchell County - Jack Steiert

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:06 PM
Jack Steiert has been an active volunteer supporting the Mitchell County Extension 4-H program for more than 45 years. Jack has a concern for youth and gives his time and talents to help 4-H’ers grow. Jack started his volunteer service over 40 years ago as a beef project leader. He...

2006 Mitchell County - Edgar Dorow

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:54 PM
Edgar Dorow served as a County Director for ISU Extension for 35 years. He began his service in Dickinson county in 1948, moved to Mitchell county 3-1/2 years later, and retired from Extension in 1983. Edgar was, and still is, an advocate for 4-H and Extension. He conducted workshops for...

2004 Mitchell County - Howard Madsen

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:12 AM
Howard has been a respected advocate for 4-H in Mitchell county for many years. He started his career in 4-H in 1935 as a club member. As an adult he has supported 4-H as a 30-year member of the Mitchell County Agricultural Society; volunteered as Beef superintendent and project leader...

2002 Mitchell County - May Johnson

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:20 PM
May started Extension work in Mitchell County in October of 1942 as the Home Economist, with 10 years off from 1945 to 1955 to raise her children. In 1966, May assumed the duties of 4-H and Youth leader for the county. She served in this role until her retirement in...
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