Posted on August 23, 2021 at 10:35 AM by Emily Saveraid
Deb Steere has been a great supporter of 4-H for many years. Deb was a member of Butler County 4-H herself and enjoyed sewing projects.
Her renewed involvement in 4-H began when her own four children became active in the program in the fall of 1984. Deb’s skill set, which includes being a self-taught seamstress, served her well as she worked alongside her husband, Harlan, and their children preparing floral hall projects and animals to exhibit each summer.
Her involvement in 4-H developed further when she accepted a position as the Butler County 4-H program assistant from September 1990 to Ocober 2007. Deb excelled in this position and organized and led many workshops for the 4-H members of Butler County. She was very dedicated and her attention to detail was evident in the way she judged various livestock shows and floral hall exhibits each year. She has even been instrumental in helping to train others to judge as well through judging workshops.
Deb’s 4-H involvement has continued long after her own children graduated as she continues to judge at various county fairs. Most importantly, she has passed on her love of 4-H to her grandchildren, spending countless hours teaching them to sew, bake, and complete their projects for their county fairs.
Deb continues to enrich the 4-H program with her countless talents. Butler County Extension is honored to select her as this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame winner in appreciation for all she has done and continues to do to benefit the 4-H program.