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 Schroeder Ozaukee County 4-H Agent Jerry “Jer” Lang  Wood County 4-H Leader Melanie Miller Sauk and Dunn County 4-H Agent, 4-H Specialist Rosanne M. Schleif Price County 4-H Educator

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Miller, Melanie

Melanie Miller Sauk 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 […]

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Micke, Janice and Jerry

Janice Micke In Memoriam Jerry Micke Clark 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 […]

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Leopold, Bob

Bob Leopold Sauk 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 […]

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Lang, Jerry “Jer”

Jerry “Jer” Lang Wood 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 […]

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Johnson, Kenneth I.

Kenneth I. Johnson Crawford County 4-H & Youth Agent In 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 […]

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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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