Leroy Jensen is 2017 inductee to Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Pictured here are Jensen with Emily Saveraid, Executive Diretor of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, and Tillie Good, state 4-H Volunteer Development Speicailist. Photo submitted

Leroy Jensen has been a teacher, a farmer, and the Wright County Extension Education Director over the years, but he’s been a lifelong 4-Her.  For that, he has been selected as this year’s Wright County inductee to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

Though he retired as Wright County Extension Education Director in 2009, he still remains an active participant and supporter of 4-H and FFA.  He is part of the Clarion Community Buying Group. They purchase livestock from area 4-H youth at the end of the fair.  The money these kids get from the sale of their animals helps offset the costs of raising the animal or goes towards purchasing a project for next year.

Leroy would also like to stress that showing livestock isn’t just for farm kids.  He feels so strongly that “city kids” also have the opportunity to show livestock, if they so desire. He has helped find farms to raise animals for those city kids wishing to do so. 

“Seeing the 4-H projects, and the youth looking at each other’s projects are what I love most about the fair,” he said.


For the full story, see the September 9 edition of the Monitor.