Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 9:31 AM by Emily Saveraid

Margaret ThomsenThe Tama County 4-H Program is proud to honor Margaret Thomsen as their 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee.

Prior to being a leader, Margaret Thomsen opened her home to have meetings and workshops. Her daughter Ann remembers making cinnamon and applesauce ornaments before Christmas when she was in 4-H. 

Margaret began as a leader for the Crystal Sunbeams 4-H Club in 1986 and continued until the club disbanded. For 15 years she was committed to the club and the members.

Margaret has a passion for communication and clothing events. She has helped to critique and compose many presentations for her daughters and other members of Crystal Sunbeams. Even today, she judges communication and clothing events around the area. She loves judging agriculture and natural resources.  She also judges clothing and home improvement.

Margaret continues to support Tama County 4-H from behind a camera. Each year at the Tama County Fair, Margaret attends nearly all the livestock shows to take pictures and organizes them to be included in a special edition of the local newspapers. Margaret is always present at the annual 4-H awards banquet to include pictures and an article in the local papers. Anytime pictures are needed for the newspaper, Margaret is there! She gives great attention to detail, always making sure she has everyone’s name correct and promoting 4-H through the newspapers.

It is an honor to have her inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame! Thank you Margaret for your dedication to the youth of Tama County.


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