Posted on March 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM by Global Reach
Chester “Chet” Christensen has been involved with 4-H for 32 years. As a member of the Rounders/Playboys 4-H Club, Chet exhibited at the Audubon County Fair and received a trip to Kansas City for showing the Champion Guernsey Heifer. As a long-time leader of the Bunkhouse Gang 4-H Club, he is a mentor to many 4-H’ers and offers his farm and barns to help them learn about livestock. Four years ago he re-instated Dairy classes at the county fair to provide an opportunity for members to show both dairy and goats. Currently he serves as county fair horse superintendent and continues to attend all project meetings, county training meetings and state horse ICN workshops to stay updated on the program.
As part of the centennial celebration last year, his family was recognized for being a three generation family involved in 4-H in Audubon County. He has four sons, a daughter and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren all remaining active in the 4-H program. Chet has been a Boy Scout leader and an active member of the Audubon County Saddle Club, serving as president for many years. He was a charter member with two other men who organized the Audubon FFA Chapter. Chet is a very willing volunteer who gives of his time without question and is great asset to Audubon County youth.