Urmies inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame


Dan and Nancy Urmie, of Long Grove, were inducted into the 2022 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 21.

Ninety-eight Iowa counties participated this year and selected 133 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.

Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program.

The Urmies’ nomination for the award said:

“Dan and Nancy are the kind of volunteers that every county wants to have. They began their involvement as 4-H parents. They then moved into working with projects and shows at the county level. The work they put into the dog project with the trainings during the spring and summer mean that 4-Hers and their dogs are ready to enter the fair classes, know what is expected and have successful exhibits.

“The poultry project members also benefit from help from the Urmies. The work involved in setting up for the fair, helping to run the poultry show and then tearing things down and putting them away for the next year allows poultry members to have a very positive experience.

“Away from the dog and poultry projects and fair shows, the Urmies can be found willing to help any young person in any way they can. Many volunteers enjoy working with them, as they are conscientious, hard working and always willing to lend a hand.

“They are excellent role models for young people and always have a ready smile. 4-H strives to offer youth the opportunity to have caring adults to work with. Scott County youth are fortunate to have Dan and Nancy Urmie. They are role models for young people and assist them in any way they can.”

The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was initiated in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H. 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 www.iowa4hfoundation.org/ and select “Recognition” then “Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.”


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