Posted on August 21, 2023 at 1:11 PM by Emily Saveraid
Growing up in Allamakee County in Northeast Iowa, Becky Litterer was a 4-H member. In addition to the three traditional projects of home improvement, food & nutrition, and clothing, Becky also raised and showed dairy and beef cattle. One of her fondest memories is winning Grand Champion Baby Beef in 1969 and the pride of her father showed when people visited with them in the beef barn.
Becky Litterer has been involved with Franklin County 4-H since 1992. She was a club volunteer for the Sheffield Shamrocks from 1992 through 2005. During this time, she watched her children Josh, Amy, and Jennifer achieve and excel through the 4-H program. Becky says, "The 4-H lessons her children learned aided in their growth in becoming productive adults. I've taken great pride in all of their accomplishments."
Franklin County 4-H'ers have been learning how to plant flowers and vegetables through the many workshops Becky has offered for the past several years to present day. Her business, "Becky's Greenhouse" in Dougherty, provided beautiful blooming planters that decorated the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Local 4-H clubs would help Becky plant the planters as she taught the members lessons in horticulture. Becky has also provided soil and plants for our Annual 5-Gallon Bucket of Flowers workshops and has also donated seeds or plants for the 4-H Horticulture Challenge class at the county fair for many years.
Because of Becky's love of 4-H and gardening, Franklin County has always had a strong number of members exhibiting horticulture projects at the county fair.