Posted on August 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM by Global Reach
Howard and Jane Goldsworthy have been dedicated 4-H volunteers and "cheerleaders" for more than 30 years. They were 6-year members of the Howard County 4-H Youth Committee. Howard and Jane have been advocates of 4-H, and the positive self-confidence 4-H instills in youth and encouraged the idea of "Learning By Doing". Jane served as a 4-H leader and assistant to the Cresco Merrymakers 4-H'ers for over 15 years and has been a 5 county 4-H judge for over 12 years with much help and support from Howard. Howard and Jane have two daughters Gretta and Gena. Both daughters were active members of the Howard County 4-H Program and were participants in state 4-H programs as well. The couple are proud grandparents to 4 grandchildren.
Neither Jane or Howard grew up with 4-H programs in their youth but became involved as their young daughters grew. They saw the importance and valuable life experiences 4-H could provide to their daughters and worked tirelessly to grow the county 4-H program. Howard and Jane served Howard County 4-H well beyond the years their own daughters were active in county 4-H programs. Jane and Howard were instrumental in the development and success of their daughters learning experiences in local and state 4-H programs and that has continued onto the next generations with their 4 grandchildren. The couples work ethic and community service carries over into 4-H and serves to motivate others to be involved and encourage today's youth to the important life experiences 4-H can provide.
The couple carries on the pledge of 4-H in their retirement years. They enjoy wintering in Arizona and traveling and learning about unusual places all over the world, serving their church and community, and spending time with family and friends.