Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 11:19 AM by Global Reach

Charles EhmAs Extension Director in Union County from 1962-1965.  Charles (Chuck) Ehm was involved in every aspect of the 4-H program, from member to leader to county director and community stakeholder.  He developed a strong 4-H leader’s training program providing a strong foundation of skill development for leaders.

Chuck organized the first co-ed 4-H club in Union County, still known today as the SandCreek Pioneers. Both he and his wife, Joellen, were leaders and were honored with Honorary 4-H Membership status in Union County.  Parents and even some grandparents of current 4-H members remember the encouragement of Chuck to make their best better and are continuing the tradition of 4-H as a family activity.

·    Assisted in establishing the State 4-H campgrounds;
·    Developed a strong 4-H leader’s program;
·    Organized a 4-H leaders Camp at State 4-H Camp;
·    Assisted with 4-H member color coordination program;
·    Developed a 4-H promotion slide show for clubs;
·    Organized a 4-H member Exchange program with a 4-H group in Saskatchewan, Canada;
·    Conducted the State 4-H Livestock Judgiing Contest at the State Fairgrounds; Organized the first co-ed 4-H club called the SandCreek Pioneers;
·    Chuck and Joellen Ehm were 4-H leaders for many years in the SandCreek Pioneers 4-H club in Union County;
·    Chuck and his wife were honored as Honorary 4-H Alumni in Union County;
·    Chuck was a member of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

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