Posted on August 26, 2016 at 10:03 AM by Emily Saveraid
Butler County is pleased to select Mike and Sandy Ruby of Greene, Iowa as our 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. Both have been valuable assets to the Butler County 4-H program.
Sandy was a Butler County 4-H’er for 10 years where she was a member of the Jacksonettes 4-H Club which later became known as the Jackson Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Sandy was involved in food & nutrition, clothing, and showing cattle. Sandy has been a leader of the Coldwater/Dayton Busy Gophers 4-H Club for more than 10 years! In addition to being a club leader, Sandy can be found judging 4-H Clover Kids and queen competitions in neighboring counties. Sandy works at the Plainfield Veterinary Office and the Greene Public Library.
Mike was a 10 year 4-H member in Carroll County, Maryland, where he was a member of the Hampstead 4-H Club and Carroll County Livestock Club. He enjoyed the sheep, swine, and beef projects and participated on the livestock judging team. Mike has remained active with 4-H returning to his hometown to judge beef at the county fair and judging swine at the Maryland State Fair. In Butler County, Iowa, Mike has proven to be a valuable volunteer with over 25 years as a Butler County 4-H and Youth Advisory Committee member. He is also a long time member of the Butler County Fair Board. He farms, and raises Angus cattle.
Mike and Sandy’s two children, Wes and Ty, were both active members of Butler County 4-H. The Rubys are active volunteers who can always be counted on to offer a helping hand. They are supportive of 4-H youth and love to see youth grow and succeed.