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2022 Pocahontas County Larry Movall

Posted on 08/22/2022 at 12:11 PM
Larry Movall started his years of service to the ISU Extension and 4-H program while a child in Buena Vista County. He was a member of 4-H for nine years. Larry has dedicated many years to serving others. He was a 4-H leader of the Bellville Boosters in Pocahontas County...

2021 Pocahontas County Lynn & Jeri Wenell

Posted on 08/23/2021 at 4:35 PM
Lynn and Jeri Wenell have both been very active and involved in the Pocahontas County 4-H program and ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County for several years. Jeri served as a 4-H leader while her three sons were involved in 4-H. She not only led the Golden Horizons 4-H club...

2020 Pocahontas County: Donna Seehusen

Posted on 08/23/2020 at 12:00 PM
Donna Seehusen grew up as a Pocahontas County 4-H member of the Bellville Belles 4-H Club of Palmer, Iowa. One of her leaders was her mother and at that time, she never imagined that she would follow in her mother’s footsteps. Because she knew 4-H had made a difference in...
Posted in Pocahontas, 2020 |

2019 Pocahantas County: Dean and Deb Ekstrand

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:04 PM
Dean and Deb Ekstrand live on the family’s Century Farm in Pocahontas County. Dean grew up on the farm and was involved in the Grant Guides 4-H Club for 8 years, showing swine and dairy. Deb grew up in southeast Iowa, but was never involved in 4-H as a youth....
Posted in Pocahontas, 2019 |

2018 Pocahontas County: Judy Krips

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 4:02 PM
Judy has been involved in 4-H as long as she can remember. From making a yellow sundress, to baking countless cookies and breads she learned at a young age, it takes a lot of time and dedication to be successful at different tasks. Her journey with 4-H did not stop...
Posted in Pocahontas, 2018 |

2017 Pocahontas County: Joann & Brian Francis

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:18 AM
Joann Francis joined the Pocahontas County Grant Glisteners 4-H club in 1970, and was an active member throughout her school years. Joann and Brian were married in 1983 and have 2 children, Lindsey and Travis. Joann was a leader of the Bellville Bells 4-H club for 5 years. Joann was...

2016 Pocahontas County Janice Halder

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:10 AM
Janice Halder’s 4-H career as a member began in 4th grade and ended in 5th grade!! The club disbanded and became an all-boys club! We are so glad ALL youth have the 4-H opportunity today! Janice became a leader when her children began 4-H in 4th grade and continued to...

2015 Pocahontas County- Sarah Munson

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 9:40 AM
4-H tradition runs deep within Sarah’s roots. Sarah’s parents were 4-H leaders and Sarah was an active 4-H’er throughout her youth. Keeping with tradition, Sarah married a 4-H’er (Glenn) and raised 2 children in the Iowa 4-H program. Sarah was a 4-H leader until her youngest child graduated from high...

2014 Pocahontas County - Nancy Jenson

Posted on 08/18/2014 at 8:29 AM
Pocahontas County had the privilege of having Nancy Jenson as a part of their 4-H program for over 30 years. Nancy started her 4-H journey in Crawford County as a 4-H’er herself and continued as an Extension Home Economist serving Pocahontas, Humboldt and Calhoun County before becoming the County Extension Director...

2013 Pocahontas County - Graig and Terry Ferguson

Posted on 08/08/2013 at 11:45 PM
Craig and Terry Ferguson became involved with the Pocahontas 4-H program when their daughter, Brooke, joined the Swan Lake Cloveteers in 1993. Some of Brooke’s first projects were in the cattle and horse department. They were both interested in these project areas and became active on these livestock committees. Craig...

2012 Pocahontas County- Jean & Steve Trimble

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 8:51 AM
Steve & Jean Trimble are strong believers in the 4-H program and very active supporters of the Pocahontas County 4-H organization. Jean grew up in a family with a rich history of 4-H participation. Her maternal grandparents were 4-H leaders in Kansas. Her parents were both long time leaders in...

2011 Pocahontas County- Doug and Sue Wenell

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:51 PM
Sue Wenell served as a 4-H leader in Pocahontas County from 1986-1992 and 1995 to 1999. Doug Wenell served as a 4-H leader in Pocahontas County 1995 and 1998-1999. Doug has served in many 4-H/Fair Board volunteer roles including chairman of the beef committee, beef show announcer, and Pocahontas County...

2010 Pocahontas County - Jerry Weiss

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 12:25 PM
Jerry Weiss was nominated by Pocahontas County for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame, but shares his talents in many counties throughout the state. Jerry started his career at ISUE in 1984 as an Agriculturist housed in the Buena Vista County office. In 1991 he began as a Swine Field...

2009 Pocahontas County - Ron & Maralyn McLaughlin

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 12:57 PM
Ron and Maralyn McLaughlin have been long time supporters of the Pocahontas County 4-H program and Fair. They served as 4-H leaders for 8 years, and have judged herdsmanship for 10 years. Maralyn served as a member of the 4-H Youth Committee for 10 years and has been on the...

2008 Pocahontas County - Dr. Jeff Arnold, DVM

Posted on 04/15/2011 at 12:07 PM
Dr. Jeff Arnold has served as the Pocahontas County Fair Veterinarian for 19 years. He works with the livestock committees, fair board, and Extension Staff to advise the best options for animal health at the local and county level. Dr. Jeff is a dedicated veterinarian who is respected in the...

2007 Pocahontas County - Melvin Powers

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 12:30 PM
As a County Extension Director for 34 years, Melvin Powers contributed many hours to the 4-H program through training, involvement with 4-H Leaders, and county Fair activities. He worked successfully at the reorganization of the Pocahontas county Fair to provide county wide board representation. Even today, this board organization has...

2006 Pocahontas County - Vicki Kerns

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:42 PM
Vicki Kerns has been a life long supporter of the Pocahontas County 4-H program. She grew up in a 4-H family and was a 9 year member. Vicki married into a 4-H family and together with her husband, Roger, raised a family of 3 children who learned many leadership skills...

2005 Pocahontas County - Elfrieda Saylor

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 1:58 PM
Elfrieda Saylor served as a 4-H leader in Pocahontas County from 1959-1962 and 1974 to 1982. She has served many Extension volunteer roles including the youth committee, achievement show judge, the Extension Council, and Citizens for Extension Advisory Committee. She served on the fair board for 3 years and then...

2004 Pocahontas County - Melvin and Leveta Barnhardt

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:01 AM
Melvin and Leveta Barnhardt are past 4-H leaders in Pocahontas County, serving a total of 15 years, for the Grant Glistener’s and the Grant Guides Clubs. They have fond memories of helping with many club projects, mowing a township cemetery as a club service project, and serving food to RAGBRAI...

2003 Pocahontas County - Harold Janssen

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 12:40 PM
Harold Janssen of Palmer had no idea he was beginning a family tradition when he joined 4-H in Pocahontas County in 1942. His love of 4-H is shared by his two sons, and 5 grandchildren who have belonged to the county 4-H program. His great grandson even attended the fair...

2002 Pocahontas County - Darwin Svuba

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:46 PM
During the past 8 years, Darwin Svuba has served on the Pocahontas County Extension Council and has been the chair for the past 6 years. He has also been on the fair board for 6 years and had served as the chair for 3. Darwin has shown outstanding leadership in...
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