Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 21, 2023 at 1:50 PM by Emily Saveraid

Page CountyDiane Ferguson is the epitome of the supportive 4-H volunteer. Diane’s 4-H career began in Missouri, where she showed horses. After her family moved to Clarinda, she could no longer show her horses, but continued to hang with the “horsey” 4-H’ers.

After high school, Diane attended Iowa Western Community College and worked for Lisle Corporation as the office accountant.   Following retirement, she volunteered for the Senior Health Information program. Diane was a seventeen year 4-H mom to her children Kelly and Kara and she served as 4-H Leader of the Nebraska Top Notcher’s for seven years.

Diane has been a supporter of the Page County Fair, serving twelve years on the Page County Fairboard and serving briefly as the assistant horse superintendent. In 1997, she began offering her service as a county fair judge 

Diane continues to be involved with Page County as a member of the Page County Extension Council, where she is currently serving her fifth term.  Over the years she has served as that organizations vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Her years of accounting experience serves as an asset on the council. In addition, she currently serves as the communications superintendent for the Page County 4-H program. At the state level, Diane has evaluated scholarship applications for the Iowa 4-H Foundation and has helped judge Iowa 4-H awards since 2002..

Diane was inducted as a Page County 4-H Honorary/Alumni member in 1993 and served as the president of the Page County 4-H Alumni Association for two terms of office. Diane stated “I feel 4-H is about empowering young people to become confident, responsible, and engaged citizens who can make a positive impact in their communities and the world around them.”

Diane and her husband Richard live on a farm just outside of Clarinda.

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