Audie Carman to Be Inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Audie Carman of Dallas County will be inducted into the 2023 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 20.  


Audie Carman will be recognized at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow the presentations. 


What started as a simple question “What can I help with” turned into 15 years of volunteering as Swine superintendent for Audie Carman.  He had many challenges along the way including having to quarantine all the pigs for 30 days due to an outbreak of erysipelas during the fair.  Even after Audie was no longer superintendent, he continued to support 4-H members by helping to get concrete in the swine barn, build rabbit cages and sponsor trophies for the fair. Dallas County 4-H would like to that Audie for all his years of service.  

“Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program,” said Ann Torbert, regional director. 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 staff members. The inductees have demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through the years. 


“Iowa 4-H volunteers and staff greatly impact our youth and this is one way we can recognize them for their remarkable service and commitment,” said Tillie Good, staff and volunteer development manager, Iowa 4-H Youth Development.    


The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was initiated in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H. A summary of previous honorees will be on display at the 2023 Iowa State Fair in the 4-H Exhibits Building. 


Information about previous inductees to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame also is available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation website, organized by year and by county. Go to and select “Recognition.”