Posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:57 AM by Global Reach
When this individual, Mike Vogt, isn’t spending time with his family or tinkering on projects around the house, you’ll find him working with their cattle and promoting the Iowa beef industry through grill outs, shows, fairs or any other cattle function they can get to.
Mike has served on the Crawford County Fair Board, Crawford County Youth Committee, served multiple years as the Crawford County Beef superintendent, and has never passed up an opportunity to help with 4-H and FFA activities. Mike has volunteered for years at the beef quarters at the Iowa State Fair to help represent Crawford County.
Mike served on the Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association board for 28 years, and held many positions and has always been willing to step up and help with numerous projects. He has been a great asset to our board in helping identify and organize improvement projects that have helped at the fairgrounds such as fair cleanup, pouring concrete, improvement of wash rack facilities and many livestock barn maintenances. He has also been instrumental in lining up additional sponsors for the calf we promote to go to the governors steer show.
He is a member of the Crawford County Cattlemen, Iowa Simmental Association, American Simmental Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and has served multiple years as the president and vice president of the Southwest Simmental group. As if that doesn’t keep him busy enough in the cattle industry, he also consigns cattle to the Iowa Beef Expo and the Iowa Premier Sale.
On behalf of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Crawford County we congratulate Mike Vogt, our 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee.