Posted on August 22, 2022 at 12:33 PM by Cade Cameron
Winneshiek County is honored to present this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame to recipient Steve Langland. Steve has been involved with the 4-H program in Winneshiek County for many years. Steve was a member of the Highland Hawks 4-H club. Throughout his time in 4-H, he enjoyed showing cattle at the Winneshiek County Fair. Following high school, Steve attended the University of Minnesota - Waseca to pursue becoming an agriculture instructor. After receiving his degree, Steve returned to Winneshiek County to farm with his family on the family farm. Steve utilized his knowledge, gained from his education, in agriculture to practice farming methods to be successful stewards of the land. The Langland family continues to prioritize soil conservation in their farming practices today.
Throughout Steve's adult life, he has continued to be involved with the Winneshiek County 4-H program as a volunteer member of the Winneshiek County Youth Development Committee. He has served on the Winneshiek County Extension Council and the Winneshiek County Foundation Board. He has served as a 4-H club leader, and manager at the Clover Cafe at the Winneshiek County Fair, as well as volunteering and supporting many 4-H events that include the spaghetti supper and omelet breakfast fundraisers.
Steve lives in Highland Township, in the northern part of Winneshiek County. His parents are Walter and Adeline Langland and he has a sister, Karen.
While being a longtime volunteer and supporter in the Winneshiek County 4-H program, Steve is also extremely involved in his community. He has been involved with the Winneshiek County Cattlemen, Winneshiek County Farm Bureau Board, served on the Highland Lutheran Church Council, served on the Spectrum Board of Directors, Aase Haugen Board of Directors, as well as many other community organizations. In recent years, he has been involved with the Community of Hope and has spent time grilling a lot of Iowa Chops.