Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:24 AM by Global Reach

This year’s Benton County Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee is a person who truly believes in the lifelong benefits of 4-H.John Holst

John Holst is a Benton County 4-H alumni and began his life-long love for 4-H in the Eden Blue Racer 4H club.  We’ve heard many stories of his “Fur Handling” presentation of trapping, harvesting a muskrat, and dressing a rabbit for an Iowa State Fair demonstration.  He was one to participate in a variety of “interesting” communication experiences.

John also participated actively in the livestock show ring exhibiting sheep, hogs and rabbits.  He also attended in the coveted 3 day Chicago Trip.

It seems John had a number of interesting experiences both as a youth member and as a club co-leader “chaperoning” a hayride with some law enforcement guidance.  Further details were not included in this account!!

John has also served many terms on the Benton County 4-H Foundation Board, has been a 4-H Committee member, Fair Livestock Superintendent and Extension Council member.  For years of support, John was awarded the County 4-H Honorary member recognition.  Thank you for the many ways you have supported the Benton County 4-H program.

John Holst truly exemplifies the meaning of 4-H. He might even “Bleed” Green

Categories: 2019, Benton

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