Posted on April 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM by Global Reach
Robert and Kathy Harkrader have been strong 4-H supporters who have been involved with 4-H for over 25 years. They have raised 6 children who all participated in the 4-H program.
Robert and Kathy helped start the first photo club in Dallas County. With their encouragement, 4-H members were able to secure a building, buy equipment, and actively run a dark room.
Robert and Kathy were 4-H club leaders for a club in Dallas Center. The club averaged over 20 members each year. Their club was very active in home improvements, food and nutrition, photo and visual arts.
Robert was the poultry superintendent for Dallas County. He encouraged and taught 4H members by holding many workshops. Robert secured poultry cages for the Dallas County Fair, picked them up before the fair and returned them afterwards.
Kathy was the County communication leader and increased the number of county presentations by holding workshops for the 4-H’ers. She helped organize the Communications Day, spent time helping the 4-H members show what they had learned and also helped with the Share the Fun presentations at the county fair.