Posted on August 21, 2018 at 11:35 AM by Global Reach
Janiece Self has been actively involved in the Appanoose County 4-H program and the Appanoose County Fair since the first of her three daughters started 4-H in the late 1980s, at which time she was a co-leader of a 4-H club. She has volunteered for many jobs including announcing on show days, judging the bottle lamb show, helping at sheep weigh-ins, assisting the county fair veterinarian with sheep check-ins, announcing the Clover Kids pet show, organizing the Clover Kids exhibits on judging day and filling in at the county fair office.
She’s enjoyed working part-time at the Appanoose County Extension Office for nearly 20 years. The largely unseen task she tackles is getting trophy donors, ordering the trophies and the overall organization of the trophies for the fair. She also has put in countless hours assisting at the extension office before, during and after the county fair.
Janiece and her husband, Bob, have been raising sheep ever since their marriage in 1974. A lot of work and dedication has gone into growing their sheep herd to provide not only quality 4-H projects for their three daughters, but also now for their eight grandchildren.
Janiece and Bob have enjoyed providing top quality, but most importantly, affordable lambs to area 4-Hers and then assisting these 4-Hers through the process of learning how to care for and feed their sheep. The two of them were named honorary 4-H members at the county 2012 4-H Awards Banquet.
Janiece truly has a servant’s heart as she is willing to offer her time and talents not only to the 4-H community, but also to her church, New Hope Ministries. She also shares her enthusiasm with her three daughters and eight grandchildren: Tava, husband Eric Hoffman and children Keith, Gracie and Gus; Kelli, husband Brad Morrow and children Josey and Jason; Emily, husband Andy DeJong and children Declan, Leah and Avery.