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Extension employees named to 4-H Hall of Fame

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Several current or former ISU Extension employees were among those inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 19. Inducted were Chris Gleason, Operation Military Kids coordinator; Ann Lohman, recently retired Clay County education director; Charles (Chuck) Ehm, Union County education director from 1962 to 1965; and Phyllis Olson, an ISU Extension nutritionist for 28 years. Eighty-two counties inducted individuals or couples into the Hall of Fame.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the counties and state to recognize and celebrate 4-H volunteers and staff who have shown outstanding service and dedication to Iowa’s 4-H program,” said Chuck Morris, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development director.

Many inductees served as club leaders, youth mentors, fair superintendents, fair board members, Extension council members, county youth council members, fair judges, financial supporters or chaperones.

This article appeared in September 2007 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter