Posted on August 9, 2013 at 9:06 AM by Global Reach
At Northwest Missouri State University, Monty was in Ag Club and in the honorary agriculture fraternities DTA and ATA, graduating with a degree in education. Monty went on to teach Vocational Agriculture and was an FFA advisor at Oakland High School. He now teaches biology at Urbandale High School.
Monty and his wife, Lori were assistant leaders of the White Oak Climbers 4-H club for a number of years,and became leaders until their youngest daughter graduated in 2008. Their daughters took many exhibits to the 4-H building and showed dairy cows, bucket calves, sheep and pigs. Monty and Lori have many fond memories from those years.
Throughout the years Monty devoted much of his time to the youth of Warren County and Iowa. He volunteered at beef, sheep and hog weigh-ins, and with the 4-H Fair Auction, as well as the Buyer's Breakfast. He has worked at the Cattleman's Food Booth and the 4-H Food Stand, and chaperoned many club trips. He judges record books, is co-leader of Warren 4H County Council/Sr. 4H, and is on the 4-H Youth Committee. Fairgoers have seen him at the Mud Volleyball Tournament and Family Night, and he is one of the chaperones for the annual Junior Lock-in.
Through his years at the Iowa State Fair he has helped judge FFA Sheep Showmanship, volunteered at the Pigeon Show, and every year on Warren County night you will find him working in the order window at the Beef Quarters.
Monty finds it easy to give time and service to such a valuable organization which builds our youth in so many positive ways. He feels that 4-H is a significant asset in helping guide our young people to become solid citizens, and hopes the 4-H program continues to be available to youth for a long time to come.