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Mitch Baum to serve as President of Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

10/14/2013

AMES, Iowa- Mitch Baum was elected as the President of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

Baum is the Business Development Manager of Summit Farms, LLC. He was a 9-year member of the Geneseo Jr. Leaders 4-H club in Henry County, Illinois. His favorite memories of 4-H include exhibiting livestock and presenting projects to the club membership. Mitch feels that the 4-H experience is one that continues for a lifetime; as a young person it encourages skill development that can never be taken away, as a professional it encourages youth education and community service. He enjoys serving as a trustee to an organization that has provided so much to him.

Current 4-H'er Michael Tupper to serve as Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee

10/14/2013
AMES, Iowa- Michael Tupper was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Michael Tupper is currently a senior at New Hampton Community Schools where he is senior class president. He is currently the Northeast District FFA Vice President. He is involved in speech, choir, band, sports, and National Honor Society. He lives on a diversified family farm and enjoys advocating for agriculture. Michael is a member of the 4-H State Council, State Conference attendee, President of the Chickasaw County 4-H Council and member of the Ionia Rustlers 4-H Club. Michael enjoys interacting with adults and hopes to bring a youth perspective to the foundation. Michael plans to attend Iowa State University in 2014 to study Agriculture Engineering and pursue a career in agriculture.

 

Doug Den Adel to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

10/14/2013
AMES, Iowa- Doug Den Adel was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Doug Den Adel is the Executive Vice President at Jacobson Companies in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a member of the Just Us 4-H Club in Marion County where his project areas included dairy cows and swine. Doug and his wife, Heather, currently reside in Madrid, Iowa with their two children who are both members for the Madrid Merry Makers 4-H Club in Boone County. Doug looks forward to joining the Board of Trustees to help support the foundation.

 

Amy Enwright to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

10/14/2013
AMES, Iowa- Amy Enwright was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Amy Enwright is an entrepreneur and owner of Des Moines-based businesses and commercial real estate holdings. Amy and her husband are owners of Goldfinch Development, LLC, a commercial LED lighting business which promotes energy efficiency and sustainability. Originally from the Show-Me State, Amy was educated as a Registered Nurse and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has held numerous positions in the medical field, and served as Director of Nurses for home health care agencies in Missouri and Iowa. In January 2011, Amy was appointed Honorary Colonel by Governor Terry Branstad. Amy and her husband, Kirk, co-chair the Simon Estes Foundation 2013/2014 International Project to Eliminate Malaria. Amy and Kirk live in Windsor Heights.

 

Kirk Enwright to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

10/14/2013
AMES, Iowa- Kirk Enwright was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Kirk Enwright is an entrepreneur and owner of Des Moines-based businesses and commercial real estate holdings. Kirk and his wife, Amy, are owners of Goldfinch Development, LLC, a commercial LED lighting business which promotes energy efficiency and sustainability. They are also about to launch a new venture: NACTA (North American Classic Tractor Association) which will promote and grow the hobby of collecting classic tractors and its extensions. In January 2011, Kirk was appointed Honorary Colonel by Governor Terry Branstad. Kirk and Amy co-chair the Simon Estes Foundation 2013/2014 International Project to Eliminate Malaria. Kirk and Amy currently reside in Windsor Heights. 
 

 

Holly Grandin to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

10/14/2013
AMES, Iowa- Holly Grandin was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Holly Grandin of State Center, Iowa is an Ag Finance Specialist at New Century FS in Grinnell. Holly has a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. She was a member of the Orange Buds/Orange Blossoms 4-H Club in Black Hawk County, Club Leader in Cass County, Illinois and parent leader in Knox County, Illinois. Holly’s two children were 4-H members in Illinois. Her favorite 4-H memory includes 4-H fairs at the Cattle Congress Grounds in Waterloo and 4-H Dances. “4-H is a constant in my life. It has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old and for our children since they were 8 years old. It has shaped our values, solidifies our friendships, and shown us the paths to our careers,” says Holly.

 

Andy Determan to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

10/14/2013

AMES, Iowa- Andy Determan was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

Andy is currently the Business Manager at The Scoular Company in Overland Park, Kansas. He is an Iowa 4-H'er from Early, Iowa where he was a 10 year member of the Early Achievers 4-H Club and 2 year member of the Iowa State 4-H Council. Andy also attended National 4-H Conference and National 4-H Congress. As a new member to the board of trustees, he says, "The 4-H program was ver instrumental in developing communication and leadership skills for myself as a youth and it's important that we continue to make these opportunities available for today's youth." Andy has also served as an Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee from 2001-2003. Outside of work, Andy's interests include traveling with family and friends, and attending sporting events across the county

 

Eric Johnson to serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

10/14/2013
AMES, Iowa- Eric Johnson was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on October 11, 2013 held at the Meredith Corporation headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Eric Johnson, CPCU, AU, is Vice President of Nationwide Agribusiness Sales and Marketing. Eric joined Nationwide Agribusiness in 2002 as a Commercial Underwriting Manager. He went on to become a Commercial Underwriting Director and moved to the Sales and Marketing department three years ago as a Sales Director. Prior to joining the Nationwide family, Eric spent several years in underwriting with GuideOne Insurance Company and also spent four years with EMC Insurance Company as a Special Risk Underwriter and Commercial Underwriting Supervisor. Eric earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

 

Iowa 4-H Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

09/24/2012

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation approved and welcomed six new trustees at their annual meeting on September 21 held at Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa.

The new trustees are: Kate Olson, Atlantic; Betsy Pearson, Des Moines; Sue Peyton, Sac City; Tyler Pickhinke, Early; Rob Rudolphi, North Liberty; Joe Swanson, North Liberty.

 

Sue Peyton to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

09/24/2012

AMES, Iowa- Sue Peyton, farm business manager of Peyton Inc., was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on September 21, 2012 held at Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa.

Peyton holds bachelor’s of science in home economics education, a master’s of science in educational psychology from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from Iowa State University. She resides in Sac City with her husband Harold. They have two grown children that were very active in 4-H and both attended Iowa State University.

 

Tyler Pickhinke to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

09/24/2012

AMES, IOWA- Tyler Pickhinke, junior at Ridge View High School, was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on September 21, 2012 held at Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa. Pickhinke is serving as the youth trustee, representing the Iowa 4-H State Council.

 
Pickhinke is a junior at Ridge View High School in Holstein where he is involved on Student Council, Honor Roll, and an active band member. He is a member for the 4-H State Council, past Technology Team, attended the State Conference and is active in the Early Achievers 4-H Club.

 

Rob Rudolphi to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

09/24/2012

AMES, IOWA- Rob Rudolphi, pork business consultant with Cargill, was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on September 21, 2012 held at Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa.

Rudolphi resides in North Liberty with his wife Tara. He is a native of Williamsburg in Iowa County.

 

Joe Swanson to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

09/24/2012

AMES, IOWA- Joe Swanson, director of continuous improvement for West Liberty Foods LLC., was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on September 21, 2012 held at Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa.

Swanson is a nine-year 4-H member of the Lincoln Leaders 4-H Club in Wright County and has three children who are active I the Lake Prairie 4-H Club in Marion County.

 

Kate Olson to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

09/24/2012

AMES, IOWA- Kate Olson, county extension program coordinator in Cass County, was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on September 21, 2012 held at Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa.

Olson is a graduate of Iowa State University in animal science. She has a background working in private industry with livestock productions, communications and training, and was a 9-year Cass County 4-H member. Kate, along with her husband Jon and two young children, lives on a farm north of Atlantic.

 

Betsy Pearson to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

09/24/2012

AMES, IOWA- Betsy Pearson, special projects analyst at EDJE Technologies, was welcomed to the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on September 21, 2012 held at Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa.

Pearson obtained a Bachelor’s of Science and worked with young Iowa agriculturalists as a State FFA officer. In 2011, she left Iowa State and moved to Des Moines where she went to work for RAYGUN. After two years she returned to her agricultural roots at EDJE Technologies where she currently serves as a special projects analyst.

 

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