Posted on August 21, 2018 at 12:31 PM by Global Reach
4-H and livestock have been important in Wayne Hansen’s life for a long time. Wayne was a member of the Sharon Sharp Shooters 4-H club in Audubon County and enjoyed raising and showing pigs and cattle. He used the money from the sale of a pig to buy his first bicycle. Wayne started going to livestock auctions with his father, Verner, when he was around 10 years old, and later became an auctioneer himself.
When Wayne’s own kids, Aaron, Kristin and Jared, were age eligible for 4-H, he founded the Sharon Shamrocks 4-H club to help make Audubon County 4-H more accessible to kids and families in the Kimballton area and the Elk Horn-Kimballton school district. During his years as a leader, he was actively involved in the swine show, and served as swine superintendent for several years.
He gave extra effort to help kids with interest in livestock. He sometimes offered kids whose families didn't have the right facilities or lived in town a place to keep their animals, and many times helped kids at weigh-in days and preparing for shows. Wayne wanted every kid to have the opportunity to learn about livestock.
Wayne has been active for many years as the auctioneer for the 4-H livestock sale at the Audubon County Fair, always showing his strong support for the 4-H members selling their livestock. He also volunteers his support by auctioneering at many fundraising auctions, including the Audubon County Cattlemen and Pork Producer trophy auctions, to raise money for the county fair.
Thank you Wayne Hansen, for all you have done for Audubon County 4-H.