SEDALIA, Mo. – Forty-six Missourians will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.
The Missouri 4-H Foundation annually recognizes the work of 4-H friends and volunteers through its recognition and awards program, said Rachel Augustine, interim director of the Missouri 4-H Foundation.
“Individuals who have created exceptional legacies of service and dedication to 4-H are recognized and honored with membership in the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame,” Augustine said.
County 4-H councils nominate individuals with at least 20 years of volunteer service to Missouri 4-H.
This year’s inductees and their counties:
- Louise Armstrong, Monroe County
- Linda Bast, Crawford County
- Steven Begley, Marion County
- Carla Bellis, Lawrence County
- Ann (posthumous) and Bill Bohnert, Jackson County
- Billy Claiborn, Greene County
- Clark County Cattlemen, Clark County
- Mary Darting, St. Charles County
- Richard Evans, Caldwell County
- David Feldkamp, Lewis County
- Kay Green, Livingston County
- Nancy Harris, Ralls County
- Olga Haverland (posthumous), St. Clair County
- Karen Homfeld, Lafayette County
- Gary Hunt, Randolph County
- Larry Jackson, Jasper County
- Kenneth and Marjorie Jenkins, Ray County
- William and Cindy Kautsch, Cole County
- John (posthumous) and Carolyn Koenigsfeld, Osage County
- Connie Laney, Phelps County
- Karen Loyd-Minear, Knox County
- Gary McFee, DeKalb County
- Wayne and Sally Minnick, Daviess County
- Patricia Misuraca (posthumous), Franklin County
- Dean and Loretta Owen, Barton County
- Phyllis Owens, Gentry County
- Bill and Judy Pauley, Putnam County
- Wesley Rhodes, Linn County
- Barbara Schneider, Warren County
- Tricia Schniedermeyer, Lincoln County
- Ray and Jan Schwarz, Clinton County
- Lauretta Smith, Montgomery County
- Gerry Snapp, Saline County
- Trudy and Earl Twenter, Cooper County
- Roy White, Johnson County
- Patricia Wiggins, Scotland County
- Melvern “Junior” Worley, Audrain County
About Missouri 4-H
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for careers tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly 6 million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills.
University of Missouri Extension 4-H connects the technical knowledge of Mizzou to a community of more than 200,000 youths from across Missouri learning about the sciences, leadership, citizenship and skills for life. 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.