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Awards in the Grant County 4-H Program
Distinguished Service Award (DSA) past Recipients
2014 DSA Recipients: Business/Organization- Ken Kindig LTC, Individual- John & Lindy Bastian
Delley Officer Memorial Award: 2015 Recipient - Jerry Carter
2014 Special County Awards-based on application, 4-H record books and interviews :
Outstanding Jr. Members: Cinch Anderson and Parker Manitsas, Outstanding Jr. Citizenship: Abby Winegar
Outstanding Int. Members: Trinity Hutchison and Jay Goldblatt, Outstanding Int. Livestock Member: Ty McDaniel, Outstanding Int. Home Ec./Expressive Arts Members: Danielle Goldblatt and Bayley Deming
Outstanding Sr. Citizenship: Hannah Brandsma, Outstanding Sr. Livestock Member: Hannah Brandsma, Sam Keerins Leadership Memorial: Hannah Deming, Outstanding Sr. Home Ec./Expressive Arts Member: Hannah Deming
Outstanding Record Books: Jr. Champion Jojari Field, Jr. Reserve Champion Cinch Anderson, Int. Champion Jay Goldblatt, Int. Reserve Champion Danielle Goldblatt, Sr. Champion Hannah Brandsma, Sr. Reserve Champion Hannah Deming
County Project Medals: Hannah Deming- leadership, Hannah Brandsma-archery, , Ty McDaniel-breeding sheep, Bayley Deming-fashion revue, Jay Goldblatt-poultry, Trinity Hutchison-beef, Danielle Goldblatt-food & nutrition
Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame 2010 Honoree:
Elaine Husted - Grant County Extension FCD/4-H Agent 1975-2008
For 33 years, Elaine Husted served as the FCD and 4-H Agent in Grant County. Throughout those years she was busy developing, promoting and nurturing those strong programs. Elaine was a role model to many Grant County youth and leaders. One of her greatest qualities was helping 4-H members set attainable goals and giving them the opportunities necessary to achieve those goals. Elaine was also instrumental in establishing leadership opportunities for Eastern Oregon youth, through a youth leadership retreat. Her Junior Leader and County Ambassador programs were popular and successful, and many Grant County 4-H Ambassadors went on to become State 4-H Ambassadors. Elaine is definitely an important part of the history of Grant County 4-H.
Oregon 4-H Hall of Fame 2004 Honorees:
Bill Farrell- Grant County Extension Agent 4-H/Ag. 1943-1982
Bill Farrell served as the Grant County Extension Agent from the 40s to 1982. Bill was "Mr. 4-H" in Grant County. He was devoted to Youth Education and Natural Resources. Bill enjoyed making things grow - people as well as animals and crops. Bill made sure 4-H members made it to various 4-H, including state fair, Pacific International, Eastern Oregon Livestock Show, and the Tygh Valley Livestock Show. Bill was also the leading force in establishing the Grant County 4-H and Extension Service District in 1986.
Echo Kuhl- Grant County's First 4-H Leader 1929
Echo Keyes Kuhl was a leader for an all boy 4-H Dairy Club in 1929 in the Prairie City area. She was a leader for more than 25 years. As a former school teacher she shared her knowledge in many ways: camping trips, chaperone to summer school, club meetings, and fair. Her club work with dairy included animal husbandry, care and feeding, sanitation, nutrition, cheese making, marketing and consumer education. She was also instrumental in getting the kids involved in community activities.