Charles Rosenkrans honored with Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award

March 24, 2016

Story source: Rachel Augustine, 573-884-7641

Charles Rosenkrans

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Charles Rosenkrans of Monroe County was named a 2016 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award recipient, on March 18 in Columbia. Rosenkrans was recognized for his commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

“It is our great pleasure to honor Charles with the Naomi Crouch award for his dedication to Missouri 4-H,” said Marla Tobin, chair of the Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees. “Volunteers like Charles have made Missouri 4-H the quality experience for which it is so well-known, and we are indebted to him for his years of service.”

For more than 35 years, Charles Rosenkrans has been a pillar in the Monroe County 4-H community, but his contributions to 4-H extend far beyond his local county. To date, he has taken 10 meats identification teams to the national contest and even more to state contests in meats and livestock judging. He was instrumental in establishing the Monroe County 4-H Camp, which has been in operation for more than 20 years. He also started and continues to oversee the Country Ham Curing project. For several years, Rosenkrans has served as the Missouri State Fair ham superintendent, and he assists in countless other ways for other State Fair activities. In 1999, the Charles and Marilyn Rosenkrans 4-H Scholarship was established in honor of Rosenkrans and his late wife.

The Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award is given annually to volunteers and organizations that devote their time and talents to MU Extension’s 4-H youth development program. The award is named in honor of Naomi Crouch, a Plattsburg native who was an active 4-H volunteer and Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee for more than 20 years.

About the Missouri 4-H Foundation

For more than 65 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been managing funds for the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, providing higher education scholarships and recognizing 4-H volunteers. MU Extension 4-H is a community of more than 260,000 youths from across Missouri learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

For more than 100 years, University of Missouri Extension has extended university-based knowledge beyond the campus into all counties of the state. In doing so, extension has strengthened families, businesses and communities.