Posted on April 28, 2011 at 9:58 AM by Global Reach
Frank Jones has been dedicated to Taylor County’s youth and 4-H program for a span of many years. His involvement included being an organizational 4-H club leader for the Jackson and Ross Boys 4-H Club with emphasis on livestock projects. Fourteen to eighteen boys and one girl participated in baby beef, dairy, swine, and tractor projects throughout Frank’s tenure as leader during the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Frank enjoyed working with the 4-H’ers and encouraged them in their projects as they learned skills to help them in later life.
Paul and Alan Jones, Frank’s sons, exhibited numerous projects at the Taylor County Fair as well as the Iowa State Fair under Frank’s leadership. Frank was always helping out at the county fair and served on various youth committees.
Frank often accompanied 4-H’ers on out of county activities. He stressed record keeping and had an interest in soil and water conservation. Frank’s wife, Gwen, was also a dedicated 4-H leader for many years. Frank and his family have been an inspiration to Taylor County families. His love for education continued beyond his 4-H days as Frank always had a quest for knowledge by using the local extension office for additional resources. Frank and his family knew the value of education.