Posted on August 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM by Global Reach
The Allamakee County 4-H Youth Development Committee is proud to recognize Kermit and Ann Klees as the 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees from Allamakee County. Kermit and Ann were selected for their outstanding service and dedication to the Allamakee County 4-H Program.
Kermit was a member of the Jefferson Blacktoppers 4-H Club. While growing up, he showed sheep at the county fair. Kermit’s fondest memory of the county fair is that he almost won the Sheep Showmanship Class.
Ann was not involved with 4-H as a youth, but sees the importance of the 4-H program. She initially got involved in 4-H to help the youth with their horses. Ann has many fond memories of the youth, teaching them the horse basics and having FUN.
Our inductees have been long time supporters of the Allamakee County 4-H Program. Their 4-H involvement has spanned for several years — from their years as horse project volunteers, by coordinating horse workouts, and helping with the county horse show. They currently share their love of dairy through the shared livestock projects. During the fair you can see Kermit and Ann in the barns visiting with families and looking at the livestock.
Kermit and Ann have dedicated most of their lives to dairying and giving back to the agricultural community through their participation in various organizations. Ann served as an Allamakee County Extension Council member from 2002-2004. They were named the Allamakee County Pioneer Dairy Family in 2007.
Kermit and Ann’s service to the 4-H program emphasizes the mission of the 4-H Hall of Fame. The Klees’ have touched many lives through their dedication, encouragement, commitment, and guidance to the Allamakee County 4-H Program.