Posted on August 22, 2022 at 1:29 PM by Teresa Lettow
Kathy Rohrig spent 23 years working for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Adair County. Kathy, a Jesup native, began working with Adair County Extension in 1998 as the Neely-Kinyon coordinator. As her role progressed, Kathy began overseeing certification courses offered by Extension. She also eventually took over facilitating the program Speak Out for Agriculture (SOFA), which is a multi-faceted opportunity for area youth to grow in the knowledge and experiences of agriculture, particularly ones beyond family farm ag production. SOFA goes on a two-day, out-of-state trip each year and a planning team, which Kathy supervised, takes care of all of the behind-the-scenes aspects of that trip and other SOFA functions.
Kathy also volunteers on the clothing committee for the Adair County Fair. She has taken many photos of 4-Hers exhibiting their animals at the county fair. In addition, she does all she can to ensure the fair runs smoothly - before, during, and after the fair.
Kathy said, "It’s so exciting to see the impact that Extension and 4-H have in kids, not only younger ones but as young adults growing into leadership roles and accepting those roles. 4-H has always had a special place in my heart and it always will.”