Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:34 PM by Global Reach

2005 Jefferson County - Wayne MitchellEARLY 4-H EXPERIENCE:
•    Member of Packwood Trojans for 9 years
•    Offices held:  President & Vice-President
•    Awards:  Jefferson County Beef Award

Married to Gwenith Mitchell.  Gwenith, as well as their three children, Ryan, Grant and Renae, were 9 year 4-H members who were very active in their 4-H clubs and at the county and state level.

•    Wayne has been an active 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Packwood Trojans 4-H Club for over 18 years, even though his own kids are grown up.
•    Wayne has served on the Jefferson County Youth Committee for 18 years.
•    Wayne was elected to serve on the Jefferson County Extension Council in 2005 where he presently serves.
•    Wayne has assisted in various livestock judging events at the Jefferson County Fair for many years.
•    Wayne received the Jefferson County 4-H Honorary Member Award for 2003-2003.

Wayne owns and operates a farm specializing in row crop of corn, soybean, oats, hay and has an Angus and Crossbred cattle herd.  He seeks out 4-H members for beef projects and mentors them throughout the 4-H year.

•    Charter member of the Packwood Lions.  Member for 23 years.
•    Served as a Lions Director.  Participated in numerous charitable fundraising events.
•    Charter member of the Prairie View Methodist Church.  Presently serves on the Long-Range Planning Committee.
•    Member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau.
•    Active blood donor for the Red Cross.  Received 3 gallon pin.
•    Former member and president of the Jefferson County Pork Producers.

    We believe Jefferson County’s WAYNE MITCHELL is much deserving of the 2005 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee for 2005.

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