Posted on March 24, 2011 at 2:59 PM by Global Reach
C.J. Gauger is a 34-year Cooperative Extension Service veteran who served as Story County Extension Director from 1951-1956 and later guided Iowa’s 4-H Youth Development Program as State 4-H Leader from 1959-79. During his tenure, C.J. worked on a national 4-H leadership team to lay the foundation for life skill development that continues to evolve today. In addition he:
• Stimulated the growth of innovative organizational strategies and multiple delivery methods for Extension 4-H Youth programs.
• Fostered youth as partners in the design and execution of county and state
4-H programs, including the Story County Builder's Club and State 4-H Officers and Council
• Guided the evolution of Iowa’s Extension 4-H Youth Development profession
• Personally mentored hundreds of Story County and other 4-H’ers to successful and fulfilling lives and careers
To quote C.J., “The 4-H program's greatest contribution is to youth and adult leadership development, which not only enhances their own lives but also those of others around them in unlimited, never ending ways. This is the genius of