Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 10:04 AM by Emily Saveraid

Carol EhlersBuena Vista County 4-H is proud to recognize Carol Huneycutt Ehlers as the 2016 Iowa Hall of Fame honoree.  Carol has been part of the 4-H family starting out as a Kansas 4-Her, a 4-H knitting project leader, a Newell Booster 4-H club leader and ISU 4-H Youth Program Field Specialist.   

Because of supportive extension staff and volunteers, programs started through Carol’s leadership include: Clover Kids, Career TREK to ISU, consumer judging contests, NW Tech Team, 4-H Crop Scouts, Regional Robotics and STEM program, Safety Education and Shooting Sports, and livestock judging.  

As a team member in Buena Vista County she has led the 4-H program through transition, hired and trained new staff, and provided support and guidance for the 4-H program and its families. As a 4-H club leader, a mom and a staffer she seeks to develop and empower young leaders. A 1990 training of County 4-H Youth Councils on communications skills started with a VHS camera and two decades later flip cameras then to digital photography. Early work with 4-H committees welcomed youth into decision making roles on county councils and endowments.   

“From the remarkable families and volunteers who make up the 4-H family, it’s been a true partnership of reciprocity as I’ve grown professionally, as a volunteer and 4-H mom,” says Carol.   4-H families of Buena Vista County say “Thank You” to Carol Ehlers for being a compassionate and caring 4-H innovator throughout her life!

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