Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 19, 2019 at 12:02 PM by Global Reach

Steve Schwietert and his three sisters grew up on the family century farm southwest of Colesburg, the children of Martin and Bonnie Schwietert.  All four were nine year 4-H members. Steve belonged to the Colesburg Livestock 4-H Club and the girls to the Colony Co-Workers 4-H Club.Steve Schwietert

Throughout his 4-H career Steve exhibited registered Ayrshire dairy at the Delaware County Fair as well as many other dairy shows. He was elected to the Delaware County 4-H Youth Council and was a member of the county Dairy Judging Team that represented Iowa at the national competition in 1981.

After graduating from Edgewood-Colesburg High School in 1981, he attended Hawkeye Tech majoring in Ag-Business. In 1983 he returned home to join his parents in the family dairy and crops farming operation.

Over the years Steve has been a 4-H leader, first for the Colesburg Livestock and later the Honey Creek Helpers 4-H Clubs.  He spent many years as a superintendent of the Delaware County Fair 4-H & FFA Dairy Show, and for the past 25 plus years has been serving on the Delaware County Youth Committee.

In 2004 he was very honored to receive the Delaware County 4-H Alumni Award.  In the past he  served on the Delaware County Extension Council, Delaware County Dairy Council, Delaware County DHIA board, and the ED-CO School board. He’s an active member of the Colesburg United Methodist Church, the Freemasons, and the Colesburg Community Club. 

Steve is the extremely proud father of three daughters Jill, Tara, and Ali who were also nine year 4-H members and have continued being part of the organization as adults. He is also step-dad to three girls, Heather, Jordyn, and Jennifer. In 2012 Steve, and his wife Jill, moved into Colesburg and enjoy watching their grandkids begin their 4-H journey as 4-H is one of the few organizations that multiple generations of one family can be actively involved all at that same time.

Steve Schwietert appears to be a person who believes…..

                        ‘once a 4-H’er, always an enthusiast and supporter for the 4-H program.’

Categories: 2019, Delaware

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