Posted on August 26, 2016 at 9:51 AM by Emily Saveraid
Terry and Liz Davis have been active in the 4-H community for many years. Growing up, Liz was a member of the Belmont Peppers 4-H Club. Terry and Liz started the Belmont Badgers 4-H club in 1995. Liz remained a club leader until 2005. Both Terry and Liz were involved in the FFA program, as well.
Their four daughters, Kristie, Sarah, Abby and Kate were all 9-year 4-H club members. Terry and Liz will be eagerly watching the next generation of 4-H’ers as one of their nine grandchildren will be enrolling in 4-H next year!
Terry and Liz support 4-H and FFA programs because they believe it is important youth learn the value of farming, volunteering, citizenship, communication skills, record keeping, raising livestock and the responsibility inherent in all of the projects.
Liz encouraged her four daughters to take exhibits to the 4-H building to learn life skills such as sewing, home furnishings and cooking. Terry always helped with the livestock projects. He encouraged and still encourages youth to be involved in the Advanced Cattle Feeders project and carcass classes as he believes in the start-to-finish project and in record keeping. Their girls were active in the Advanced Cattle Feeder project throughout 4-H.
Terry and Liz are also generous supporters of 4-H and FFA youth in various fundraisers, community activities and with livestock projects at the fair auctions. Terry might ask you what amount you have in your project for a break-even price just to see how well you know your project and what price you need to fund this year’s project with seed money for next year’s project.
They are active volunteers in surrounding churches and their Milo United Methodist Church, Milo Lions Club, 4th of July celebration, Milo Community Center and SE Warren Community Schools. Terry was actively involved in helping us pass the Warren County Extension referendum. They have a quiet way of “just helping to get things done.” If there is an event going on in the community, you can be assured Terry and Liz are there in support!
Warren County 4-H is very fortunate to have such a giving – no strings-attached, couple to be mentors and role models to 4-H’ers across the county.