Dohlman's Inducted Into 4-H Hall of Fame

Lowell and Marge Dohlman of Howard County were 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.
Lowell and Marge Dohlman from Howard county have been active within 4-H in every way since their youth.  They were members, club leaders, judges, Youth Development Committee members, Alumni Committee members, project leaders, Clover Kid leaders and as they would probably say their most important role – they were 4-H parents.  Lowell and Marge have provided countless opportunities for 4-Hers in Howard County and they continue to instill their never-ending work ethic into the county to this day.  Lowell and Marge are truly “Making the Best Better.”
Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program, said Michael Schaub, County Youth Coordinator. Many inductees served as club leaders, youth mentors, fair superintendents or fair board members, Iowa State University Extension county council members, county youth council members, fair judges, financial supporters, chaperones or ISU Extension and Outreach staff members. The inductees have demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through the years.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the counties and state to recognize and celebrate 4-H volunteers and staff who are committed to Iowa’s youth and the 4-H Youth Development program,” said Chris Gleason, 4-H youth program specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.
The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was initiated in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H. A display of previous honorees was available for viewing at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in the 4-H Exhibits Building.
Information about the 2014 inductees and previous inductees to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame is available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation website, organized by year and by county.

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