Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 23, 2021 at 5:40 PM by Emily Saveraid

Steve ChristensenSteve Christiansen has been an active supporter and volunteer for the Woodbury County 4-H program close to 40 years. His volunteer roles include  4-H Beef Superintendent, 4-H Overall Livestock/Animal Superintendent and committee member on the 4-H and Fair Committee. Steve’s favorite part of 4-H is helping the kids and he does his volunteer work for the 4-H members. When Steve is helping at the fair his wife Barb is always by his side.

As the 4-H Beef Superintendent, Steve helped to coordinate beef weigh-ins, teamed with the other beef superintendents, made suggestions on 4-H beef rules, enforced those rules and always helped by answering questions and helping 4-H members. In the early days of the carcass program there was extra work with finding a packer, loading the animals after fair, finding sponsors for the program, and helping with the follow-up carcass meeting.

Steve also served as the Overall Livestock and Animal Superintendent. This role encompassed not only beef but all livestock from horses, poultry, rabbits to small pets and dogs. When the superintendents needed help with a solution to a problem, Steve would provide guidance and support.  Steve is presently a member of the 4-H & Fair Committee. Through the years Steve has been helpful on this committee by giving his opinions and suggesting ways to make rules better.  

Steve is active in the Woodbury County Cattlemen. He has served as president and was awarded Cattlemen of the Year. Steve helps with grilling events, golf tournament and the bucket calf program. He has also been on the Woodbury County Fair Board and has served as president.

Not only does Steve volunteer but has also been generous by donating money towards the 4-H program. He has sponsored numerous 4-H trophies over the years. Through the Cattlemen he helped secure funds for a breeding beef workshop and supported funds towards the Woodbury County Extension building fund. 

Steve and his wife, Barb, live in Moville, Iowa. They have a farming operation with beef animals and crops.  The Woodbury County 4-H program wants to thank Steve Christiansen for his many years of volunteer services and for “helping the kids.”  Thank you Steve!

Categories: 2021, Woodbury

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