Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 9:10 AM by Global Reach


Dan and Lou Ann GarstDan and Lou Ann Garst have been active with the Webster County 4-H program for over three decades.


They traveled to Washington D.C. together on the Citizenship-Washington Focus trip before they had children and their two daughters were in 4-H for nine years each.


Dan has been a leader with the Fort Dodge Falcons for over thirty years. Even though he was not in 4-H, when asked by Bruce Wilde, county agent, to be a

4-H leader, he agreed. That started Dan’s tenure with the 4-H program. Not only is he a club leader, but he has been instrumental in keeping the 4-H fair food stand going. He gives up his time monthly to get the food stand organized and brings back the supplies to his business every month. 


As a club leader, Dan continues to be innovative to keep the small club active. They try new speakers and always bring back the fun stuff.


A monthly commitment to the Webster County foodstand can be hard to handle but Dan works with 4-H to set prices, review the menu and give positive feedback on what the clientele wants. 


He will always help out the county program or a project area with their fundraisers. 


And you could not have Dan without the support of his wife Lou Ann. She always volunteered with their daughter’s 4-H club, has worked in the food stand and can be seen making dessert treats for the stand as well. 


This team has been a part of the Webster County 4-H program and is truly appreciated.


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