Layne Anderson of Estherville was chosen to be Emmet County’s 2012 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee. The ceremony took place on Sunday, August 19th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Layne Anderson was an active 4-H member in Nebraska as a youth, participating in the livestock judging team and beef area. He especially enjoyed showing his cattle at Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha. As an adult in Emmet County, he was the livestock judging team leader for several years. Layne has been generous to have various 4-H members who live in town keep their livestock at his home and helps kids throughout the county learn ways to improve their livestock projects. He served as an Emmet County Extension Council member. Layne has also been a very important part of the Emmet County 4-H and FFA Premium Auction Committee and has organized and implemented the premium auction at the fair for many years. Throughout the years Layne has enjoyed helping his sons, nieces, and now grandchildren with their livestock projects for the fair. Layne is always thinking of new ways to make the Emmet County Fair and the Emmet County 4-H program better for all youth involved. Congratulations to Layne for his accomplishments and for being Emmet County’s 2012 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee.