Posted on August 21, 2023 at 2:16 PM by Emily Saveraid
When asked why 4-H is so important, Bob and Bonnie Murty will tell you that it is a great program that teaches leadership, working with people, setting goals and learning different areas as you find interest in life which they have seen in the lives of 4-H members, including their children and grandchildren.
As a youth, Bonnie was a member of the Crystal Sunbeams for 3 years while Bob was not in 4-H. Their sons joined 4-H while their daughter was in Girl Scouts. Throughout their children’s experiences they saw the great value in 4-H. Now their sons have served as 4-H leaders of the Wolfcreek Whirlwinds 4-H Club and their daughter is a 4-H judge at the Iowa State Fair. Their five grandchildren are also actively involved in 4-H.
Bob served as president and vice-president of the Tama County Fair and Livestock Association. In 1989, he became a member of the beef committee, then taking on the role of superintendent in 1996 until 2012. He continued to be active on the fair board until 2021.
Bonnie served on the Tama County 4-H Youth Advisory Committee from 1992-1994. She was the Tama County Livestock and Fair Association secretary from 1996-2003 and then again in 2005. Bonnie was also the Tama County Extension Office Assistant from 2001-2010 helping with camps and the Jr/Sr trip to Kansas City.
Bob and Bonnie both see great value in the 4-H program and know that what you put into the program is what you will get out of it. They will tell you that it is a great program that teaches leadership, working with people, setting goals and learning different areas as you find interest in life which they have seen in the lives of 4-H members.
Tama County 4-H is extremely happy to present Bob and Bonnie Murty with the 2023 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame award. We thank them for their time of volunteering and their continued support. Congratulations to them!