Words of wisdom from Hall of Fame laureates

Here is some selected insight from the 2016 Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame Ceremony, held November 5, 2016, at Green Lake Conference Center.  Kay Buelke SchroederOzaukee County 4-H Agent Jerry “Jer” Lang Wood County 4-H Leader Melanie MillerSauk and Dunn County 4-H Agent, 4-H Specialist Rosanne M. Schleif Price County 4-H Educator

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Miller, Melanie

Melanie MillerSauk and Dunn County 4-H Agent, 4-H Specialist From 1978-2011, Melanie Miller loyally served Wisconsin 4-H in a variety of roles, driving thousands of miles around the state with a license plate reading “WI 4H.” This plate proudly displayed Mel’s support and lifetime belief in the 4-H program’s potential to benefit youth and families. […]

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Micke, Janice and Jerry

Janice Micke In MemoriamJerry MickeClark County 4-H Volunteers Jerry and Janice Micke generously gave their time to 4-H and their community for nearly 40 years while raising Suffolk sheep on their family farm. Jerry started a “managerial” project for youth who were unable to purchase a lamb to show or were logistically unable to raise a […]

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Leopold, Bob

Bob LeopoldSauk County 4-H Volunteer Bob Leopold joined the Hiawatha 4-H Club in Green County as a shy youth whose parents wanted him to gain confidence and meet other kids. Bob said he benefited most from 4-H in learning to stand up and speak in front of people and being able to help younger members […]

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Lang, Jerry “Jer”

Jerry “Jer” LangWood County 4-H Leader For five decades, Jerry “Jer” Lang has worked tirelessly at the club, county, and state levels with remarkable passion and dedication to engage 4-H members in Wood County 4-H Drama and Dairy programs. Jerry spearheaded Creative Arts Day, an event for 4-H youth to perform and gain confidence and […]

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Johnson, Kenneth I.

Kenneth I. JohnsonCrawford County 4-H & Youth AgentIn Memoriam Kenneth I. “Ken” Johnson passionately integrated his life into his career as a 4-H and Youth Agent for 33 years, 20 of them in Crawford County. Ken’s dedication to the program and his innate ability to build relationships set Ken apart as an extraordinary agent. He […]

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Howard, W. Terry

W. Terry Howard Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science W. Terry Howard, a distinguished dairy expert, had his interest in the dairy industry piqued as a 4-H’er working on registered Guernsey and Holstein farms his father managed. In his career, he went on to educate and create opportunities for countless 4-H members, producers, and […]

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