Posted on August 21, 2018 at 4:07 PM by Global Reach
Lois (Ziesman) Scholbrock was born and raised on a family farm in Hardin County. She was a member of the Pleasant (Township) Peppy Teens. Lois was involved in many areas of 4-H including: dog obedience, food and nutrition, home improvement, and clothing. She also had working exhibits and presentations that advanced from the county to state fair. Lois held nearly every office available in her club. She was elected to the office of Hardin County vice president in 1976-1977 and selected to attend the heralded “Chicago Trip” the same year.
After graduating from Eldora High School, Lois attended Iowa State University where she majored in Food Science – a decision influenced by her involvement in 4-H. She began work in plant pathology at Pioneer Hi-Bred in Johnston after college and has been with the company for over 35 years.
Lois became involved in Polk County 4-H once her children were of the age to join Clover Kids. She founded, and was a leader of, the Delaware Clover Kids as well as the 4-H club named the Delaware Radical Rams, which later became Innovators. Lois helped, not only her own children, but countless others prepare their exhibits for judging at the fair. While members and other leaders came and went, she was a staple of Innovators, leading the club for many years. After her children graduated, Lois continued her involvement by serving on the Polk County 4-H Advisory Board and judging at local county fairs. She has also served as Home Improvement superintendent at the Polk County Fair and assisted with Horticulture and Food & Nutrition.
Lois and her husband, Kevin, reside on an acreage in Des Moines. Their two children, Maggie and Jason, were both very involved in 4-H throughout their youth.