Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:22 PM by Global Reach
The Allamakee County 4-H Youth Committee is proud to recognize Patsy Kerndt as the 2011 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee from Lansing. Patsy was selected for her outstanding service and dedication to the Allamakee County 4-H Program.
Patsy has been a long time supporter of the Allamakee County 4-H Program. Her 4-H involvement has spanned more than 34 years — as a 4-H club leader, a member of the Youth Committee, and a 4-H exhibit judge.
Patsy began her 4-H career when she became a leader of the Lycurgus Lassies 4-H Club in 1976. “4-H is in the Kerndt DNA”, said Kris Fahey, County Youth Coordinator. “Even though Patsy was not a 4-H member herself, she believed in the 4-H Program motto, To Make the Best Better and encouraged both of her children, Brad and Julie to enroll in 4-H. The 4-H legacy continues with son, Brad, currently serving as an Assistant Dairy Superintendent. Brad’s wife, Mary, also serves as an Assistant Dairy Superintendent and their children, Ben and Katie are active in 4-H as well.
She currently owns and operates a 260 acre crop and dairy farm, yet she finds time to volunteer. She exemplifies the community service spirit entrenched in the 4-H Program by being a positive role model to youth and adults alike by volunteering her time at the Allamakee County Food Shelf and VFW Legion Auxiliary.
Patsy’s service to the 4-H Program emphasizes the mission of the 4-H Hall of Fame, for her dedication, encouragement, commitment, and guidance to the 4-H Program has enhanced many Allamakee County 4-H’ers lives.