Posted on July 19, 2012 at 8:47 AM by Global Reach
Norman L. Mier has always had a strong passion for 4-H. He was an active member in the Nodaway Nuggets 4-H Club for nine years and served as president in 1969. He enjoyed showing market beef as well as entering non-livestock exhibits.
After graduating from high school, Norm left for college and returned every summer to volunteer at the Page County Fair. He spent countless hours at the fairgrounds helping in any way needed. After moving home to farm with his father, Norm became even more involved in 4-H, especially in the beef program. He was a ringman in the 1970s, and continued through 2010 as the Assistant Beef Superintendent.
Norm was known for his patience and calm personality. These traits were especially appreciated at beef weigh-in. Norm took the nose prints and never got frustrated or rushed when he had to take multiple prints off the same calf. He would get teased on his technique and laugh at the comments.
Norm derived much pleasure from helping his children, Sean, Megan, and Jennifer, participate in 4-H for 15 years. He was always willing to let them try different livestock projects, and he learned along with them. Megan had lambs, and Jennifer had an interest in horses. Of course, all three showed beef cattle, which made him so proud.
Farm work stopped during the Page County Fair. Norm loved the fair, the people, and the livestock shows. He appreciated working with youth and adults, taking his turn in the club booth, and completing tasks to make sure everything ran smoothly.
Through Norm’s passion and dedication to 4-H, my family has so many fantastic, shared memories. Thank you to my wonderful husband for bringing such joy to me and our children. Linda Mier