Posted on July 30, 2012 at 10:37 AM by Global Reach
The Allamakee County 4-H & Youth Committee is proud to recognize Dale and Karen Green as the 2012 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees.
Dale became a member of the Bloomfield Jr. Farmers in 1956. Karen was not a member of 4-H growing up, but all five of their daughters were. This means Dale and Karen were 4-H parents for over 20 years.
Long before Dale’s girls were in 4-H, he was sharing his passion for evaluating livestock by organizing livestock judging contests and helping with weigh-ins. As with many families, the county and district fairs became the center of the summer activities. Even though “the Green girls” showed beef, sheep, horses, rabbits, and even dairy there was always time for Dale and Karen to help others. Dale could be found in the beef or sheep barn talking to an exhibitor or parent about a project. He was always ready to give a little guidance whenever needed.
Dale and Karen are members of the Big 4 Fairboard. Dale is a past president of the Big 4 Fairboard and serves as beef and sheep superintendent.
Karen was the owner of a trophy and award business for 20 years. She made the trophies for many area county fairs and district shows. She always insured no matter how last-minute the order was; the trophy would be there to be given out because she knew how important it was to the youth.
The Green family 4-H tradition continues today as Dale and Karen share in their grandchildren’s 4-H experiences.