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2019 Taylor County: Joan Belding

Posted on 08/19/2019 at 2:21 PM
Joan Belding played a key role in maintaining and fostering the 4-H program in Taylor County. Her dedication to ensuring 4-Hers understand the core values of what 4-H stands for has always been at the forefront of her leadership role. Joan’s heart bleeds the 4 H’s of 4-H! She currently lives...
Posted in Taylor, 2019 |

2018 Taylor County: Clyde and Helen Belding

Posted on 08/21/2018 at 2:59 PM
Clyde and Helen Belding from Taylor County are truly worthy of induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. One word to describe them is dedicated- to each other, to family, and grandchildren. Dedication mirrors their work ethic, values, and strong commitment to farming and raising livestock for over 60...
Posted in Taylor, 2018 |

2017 Taylor County: Lonnie and Billie Jean Barker

Posted on 08/28/2017 at 9:33 AM
Lonnie and his late wife, Billie Jean, have been strong supporters of the Taylor County 4H program for over 50 years. Billie Jean started her 4-H career as a member and belonged to the Platte Peppy Pals 4-H club. She later became a leader of that club as her three...

2016 Taylor County Kathy Ecklin

Posted on 08/26/2016 at 9:47 AM
Kathy Ecklin has been an active volunteer in Taylor County 4-H for over 35 years. Kathy’s family has bleed 4-H green for four generations. As a youth Kathy first joined the Holt Lassie 4H club in Holt Township in 1968. She was a 6th grader when she first joined the...

2015 Taylor County- Linda Wheeler

Posted on 08/24/2015 at 4:06 PM
Linda Wheeler joined the Platte Peppy Pals, all girls 4-H club, in 1977 at the age of nine, in Taylor County. During her 10 years in 4-H she enjoyed taking exhibits to the fair to be judged. Many of her exhibits included clothing, photography, woodworking, ceramics and pottery. As an active 4-H...

2012 Taylor County- Gwen Maynes

Posted on 07/19/2012 at 9:09 AM
Gwen Maynes has been a tremendous example as to what the four “H”s in 4-H represent. Head – She is always thinking of what she could do to help others. She has used her knowledge in various areas, such as cooking, sewing, and livestock to teach and help her five...

2011 Taylor County - Cheryl Wilson

Posted on 08/19/2011 at 12:06 PM
Cheryl Wilson’s vibrancy and enthusiasm for the 4-H program has greatly impacted the youth in Taylor County. Her leadership and organizational skills influenced many 4-Her’s throughout the years. With her compassionate personality and unselfish generosity, 4-Her’s immediately felt connected to the 4-H programs. Cheryl lives on a farm with her...

2002 Taylor County - Frank Jones

Posted on 04/28/2011 at 9:58 AM
Frank Jones has been dedicated to Taylor County’s youth and 4-H program for a span of many years. His involvement included being an organizational 4-H club leader for the Jackson and Ross Boys 4-H Club with emphasis on livestock projects. Fourteen to eighteen boys and one girl participated in baby...
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