Posted on March 22, 2011 at 1:47 PM by Global Reach
Luella Miller began her 4-H involvement as a Greene County 4-H member participating in dairy, beef, foods, sewing, and gardening. She became involved as a local club leader after her marriage to Bob Miller and served a total of 21 years as a 4-H organization leader. In 1979 when her own children, Lori and Jim, were old enough for 4-H, she helped start the first coed 4-H club in Boone County. As a local leader, Luella gave extra time and attention to all her 4-H’ers. She looked for opportunities for members and encouraged youth to take advantage of awards, trips, and other educational activities. Three members of her club were state 4-H project winners.
Luella served on the Boone county 4-H Youth committee for six years helping with record book workshops and evaluation and awards selection. She has also evaluated record books at the area and state levels, selected 4-H scholarship recipients, and interviewed for area award recognition.
Luella has received the Boone County and State 4-H Alumni awards and the Outstanding 4-H Leader Award in Boone County. She has been to Iowa 4-H conference as a chaperone and ROUNDUP adult leader. In 1994, she served as an adult chaperone to National 4-H Congress in Orlando, Florida.
Luella currently serves as Boone County Sheep Superintendent and involves older 4-H’ers on her committee in making decisions and leading sheep workshops. She is a liaison to the fair board, a trophy donor, and auction committee member. Flower gardening is her hobby and she decorates the fairgrounds with flowers each year for the Boone County Fair.