Sandy Ruckhaber of Luana was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17. Eighty-two counties participated this year and 110 inductees were recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception that followed the ceremony.
Recognition for an Outstanding Agriculture and Natural Resources Exhibit at the Iowa State Fair has been given to a Clayton County 4-H member. Charlie Ehlers, Edgewood received the Judges’ Choice Award and the Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences “Future Discovery Award”. The award includes a $500 Scholarship to be awarded upon enrollment at Iowa State University in a Liberal Arts and Sciences College Major. The award is judged on exemplifying the innovation, curiosity, and scholarship foundational to a liberal arts and science education. Charlie’s display was research and a poster on Polydactyl Cats. The project was exhibited in the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair along with over 300 other entries.
Medals have been awarded to Clayton County 4-H members Rachel Anderegg, Guttenberg and Matt Eiben, Colesburg. These outstanding 4-H photography project awards are sponsored by The Professional Photographers of Iowa. The projects were exhibited in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Rachel is a member of the Jefferson Go Hawks 4-H Club and has been enrolled in the photography project for six years. Matt is a member of the Mallory Minks 4-H club and has been enrolled in photography project for 3 years.
Andrey Shirbroun, Farmersburg, received special recognition at the Iowa State Fair with his citizenship exhibit on Norman Borlaug. His exhibit “An Iowa Farm Boy Who Became a Citizen of the World” was inspired by a recent 4-H Citizenship trip to Washington DC where Borlaug was recently honored.
Fourteen Clayton County 4-H members partipcapted in showmanship contests at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Kaitlyn Olson, a member of the Monona Jr. Feeders 4-H Club received a purple ribbon for her outstanding ability in the sheep show ring. Others from Clayton County all received blue ribbons.