Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM by Global Reach

Rex & Phyllis BoatmanRex and Phyllis Boatman always go the extra mile to help youth and also adults understand the importance of doing your very best.  Rex is a former     4-H’er from Clay County, Black Hawk County & Iowa 4-H Alumni, Coach for Black Hawk County Livestock Judging Team for10 years taking teams that won at State and Nationals.  Rex also served on the Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair Board for 6 years.   

Phyllis was Black Hawk County Honorary 4-H’er, 4-H Club Leader for Orange Blossoms for 5 years using her expertise for Clothing, Home Improvement, and Foods and Nutrition to help members learn in those areas.  Phyllis was Rex’s right hand, helping with fair, livestock judging, 4-H Project Workshops, 4-H Record Keeping Evaluations and providing transportation and food for many youth over the years.  

Both Rex and Phyllis have given talks and demonstrations to local 4-H groups, helped with 4-H Project Workshops, Record Keeping Evaluation, Livestock Weigh-ins, where ever needed at the Fair.  Phyllis is a Honorary 4-H’er for Black Hawk County and Rex is a Black Hawk County 4-H Alumni and a Iowa 4-H Alumni.  They have supported 4-H through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  All of their children were very involved in 4-H over the years.  Rex and Phyllis are the first ones to volunteer for what ever needs to be done.

Rex and Phyllis live by and taught youth to “win without bragging and to lose without squealing.”  One thing they instilled in youth and adults was to always finish a project that you begin.  They are always there to lend a helping hand in guiding youth to “Make the Best Better”.

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