Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 1:48 PM by Global Reach

2011 Guthrie CountyDennis and Jacque Hoover have been involved with 4-H for over 19 years.  As members of the Valley Boosters, both Dennis and Jacque exhibited livestock.  Whether it was Dennis showing his hogs or his cattle named Mr. Sam, Lady and Ginger or Jacque with her cattle named Frisky, Bullet, Huck and Heck.  

Dennis and Jacque Hoover then continued to support their four children through 13 years of 4-H in Guthrie County encouraging exploration in all areas of 4-H including fair time (from livestock exhibits to the many exhibits projects in the 4-H building including horticulture, clothing, food and nutrition, citizenship, woodworking and home improvement to name a few) and throughout the entire year (volunteering, 4H camps, host family for Goodtimers, working at the 4-H food stand, group meetings, and fundraising events) and now volunteer and mentor in grandchildren’s 4-H activities. 

During those 13 years, Jacque served as leader for the US Sunbeams and on the Extension Council.  Even after the kids finished their years in 4-H, Dennis and Jacque have remained active in 4-H serving as swine and poultry superintendents at the Guthrie County Fair.  Their love for 4-H and kids can be seen whether it is assisting a current 4H member with a project or attending a local club meeting to give a presentation.   

Throughout the years, Dennis and Jacque sold swine and cattle to 4-H kids and offered their farm to help them learn about livestock.  This is never more evident than with their grandchildren who now use their facilities for their 4-H livestock. 

Dennis and Jacque take their civic duty to heart and are positive, contributing community members.  They have been active in the pork producers, booster club, members of the First United Methodist Church and served on numerous boards including the school board, school advisory committee, legion, auxiliary, Sons of American Legion, soil commissioner, homestead board, zoning committee and veteran’s affairs board.

Dennis and Jacque farm near rural Guthrie Center, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

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