Posted on August 28, 2017 at 8:51 AM by Emily Saveraid
Deane Adams was raised in the small town of Liscomb, Iowa and was actively involved in the Liscomb 4-H club throughout his school years. As a young man, Deane was employed by his uncle, Vos McKibben, a local farmer. Part of his wages as a hired man included a heifer each year. By the time Deane graduated from high school, he had accumulated 10 head of beef cows for his own herd.
Deane was on the livestock judging team at the state fair and did educational presentations at both the county and state level. He received the Milo Pitcher Award and traveled to New York and Washington, D.C.
In 1956 Deane married Janet Hillygus, and began farming. During this time he became the leader of the Liscomb Lively Laborers 4-H Club along with Don Fiscus. Deane and Janet’s four children were 4-H members, and Deane continued as a 4-H leader for 16 years.
Deane has maintained a good relationship with the Liscomb 4-H club, by speaking at club meetings, and helping with project areas. Deane served as the Marshall County Treasurer, and at the time he was serving he was an active part of the community and participated with many groups at the local and county level.
Marshall County is lucky to have such a great volunteer in Deane and we are honored to nominate him for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.