This is the 41st year Clinton County 4-H has selected a Friend of 4-H to recognize. Past recipients have been recognized for volunteer work, time, donations, resources, supplies.
“It takes a team to facilitate the Clinton County 4-H program and our team is made up of supporters, members, volunteers, friends, donors and community members. We are beyond blessed for the team we have in Clinton County,” the 4-H program said.
This year Clinton County 4-H recently recognized two individuals — Mike and Judy Cowman, a husband and wife 4-H team.
Clinton County 4-H says the couple has “made a huge impact on our program and on our lives. Mike and Judy set the standards high with dedication, compassion, hard word, education, support and at the end of the day love and guidance. They give 120 percent in everything they do.
“They have always been an active part of the agricultural community in Clinton County. Mike and Judy have helped many youth care for and learn about how to raise and care for livestock. The team always helps annually with the dairy department awards. Eleven years ago Gary Quallen recruited Mike and Judy to become official 4-H volunteers because the program really needed them both!
“So in 11 years they have helped the sales committee, 4-H committee, several subcommittees, sweepstakes department, dairy program, endowment, goat/sheep, camp, swine department supporters, goat department supporters, worked with commissioners, helped OSUE and truly served as friends of the 4-H program.
“They have helped build and keep this program great for the kids. Thank you Mike and Judy for being teachers, leaders, mentors and supporters serving our 4-H community.”