Posted on August 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM by Global Reach
Butler County’s 4-H Hall of Fame nominee for 2013 is Ron Henning of rural Clarksville.
Ron began his 4-H journey as a member in Bremer County where he grew up on a farm in rural Denver. Throughout his long 4-H career, Ron’s favorite project was beef and his favorite activity was showing beef cattle. He never stopped loving to work with youth to help them learn about their beef projects.
Jumping ahead a few years and moving one county west to Butler County, Ron was a long-time leader of the Jefferson Livewires 4-H Club. In fact, he was a 25 year veteran leader.
Although his work schedule kept him from volunteering for a number of years, he always made time to help his 5 nieces with their show cattle, for which he provided space at his place.
Ron has an ability to calm even the shiest 4-H’er in the ring with his smile and presence and is quick to lend a helping hand if one is needed.
Now that Ron has officially retired, he is finding more ways to volunteer for the Butler County 4-H program. He can be found routinely at beef weigh-in in December and also clerking the
4-H/FFA beef show at county fair.
Ron is a most worthy recipient of the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame!