Posted on August 24, 2017 at 7:19 AM by Emily Saveraid
Elizebeth Logsdon plays a huge role in the Appanoose County 4-H Program as well as serving faithfully at the Appanoose County Fair. Elizebeth came to Centerville in 2008 as the Centerville High School Agriculture teacher and the FFA advisor. She immediately jumped into being involved with the Appanoose County 4-H Program. For the past nine years she has been volunteering many hours with various 4-H duties, such as, market beef, market sheep and meat goat weigh-ins. She is trained to take care of all of the retinal scanning that is required for livestock exhibiting at State Fair and AKSARBEN.
In addition to the initial market beef and sheep weigh-ins, Liz also oversees all of the weigh-ins at county fair time and for the livestock auction. Liz also compiles all of the necessary information for the final weigh-in for the beef carcass contest. Liz is well-known to the youth of Appanoose County. Through her service, she often comes in contact with young people working on their projects and is a constant support for them through her encouraging words and positive attitude. During fair Liz organizes the overall showmanship as well as the swine show.
In 2011, the Appanoose County Youth Council elected Elizebeth an honorary 4-H member at their Awards Banquet. Elizebeth can often be found stopping by the Extension office with new ideas or offering to help out where needed. Elizebeth is invested in making the 4-H Program and fair itself as beneficial to the young people of Appanoose County as possible.
Volunteering with the 4-H Program is a family affair, as Liz’s husband, Steve, can be found volunteering for the Appanoose County 4-H Program as well as serving on the Appanoose County Fair Board. They also have two sons, Matthew and John who are active members of the M & M Pioneers 4-H Club.
Appanoose County is very fortunate to have Elizebeth Logsdon as part of our 4-H Family and her service is invaluable.