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Title The lifelong impact of 4-H : stories from Texas / edited by Toby L. Lepley and Martha E. Couch
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Published for Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service by Texas A & M University Press, 2015
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Series Texas A & M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Series
Texas A & M AgriLife Research and Extension Service series
Contents Foreword / by Chris Boleman -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Corn clubs and the origins of 4-H / Thomas "Tom" Meriwether Marks -- The depression and farm life / Leola Lala Kalich -- A living legend / Alvin G. Davis -- A well-balanced development / Lois Kalich -- The $25 savings account / Iris Kalich -- The life of a panhandle girl / Helen Piehl -- Number seventeen / Joe Townsend -- A 4-H life around Texas / Kay Botard Bezner -- Sears gilt kicks off extension career / Gloria Schwarlose -- A home filled with 4-H / Martha E. Couch -- Family involvement is what made the difference / The Crawford Family -- A McDonald's businessman and West Texas roundup / Richard Ligon -- Opportunity, encouragement, and support / Betsy Leatherwood Harkey -- The best place to meet a girl / Gary Don Harkey -- Decades of 4-H / Douglas Steele -- Livestock judging and youth leadership / John W. Campbell -- Generations of gold stars / Nicole Sellers -- "Saving grace" / Jeff W. Howard -- An extension legacy / Toby L. Lepley -- A solid foundation / Rudy Ritz -- The value of a gravel road / Jerheme Urban -- Nothing you do for children is ever wasted / Kerrie Steiert -- From shooting sports to fighter jets / Kevin Schiller -- The 4-H Olympian / Connie Schiller Smotek -- Lessons from lambs / Nicole Huff Mitchell -- Boys and their field of dreams / Patti, Chad, and Casey Jones, with Toby L. Lepley -- The sanity of a mom and her will for her sons / Trent Willmon -- From the clover to the White House / James Glueck -- Taking 4-H to Iraq / Jonathon Glueck -- From small-town kid to PhD / Justin Benavidez -- A Texas family's legacy / Jody, Marion, Josh, and Ben Hall
Summary Heartwarming, surprising, and inspirational: this collection of thirty-one stories from families and individuals whose lives have been touched by 4-H covers more than a century of history in Texas. It traces the organization from its agricultural origins at the turn of the twentieth century to its present-day status as a training ground for leaders and professionals in fields ranging from the NFL to the US Senate. Told in the conversational voices of real-life participants, these essays relate an engaging story of the perseverance, dedicated work ethic, humility, and compassion that 4-H instil
Notes Print version record
Subject 4-H clubs -- Texas
Agricultural extension work -- Texas
4-H clubs.
Agricultural extension work.
Form Electronic book
Author Couch, Martha E., editor.
Lepley, Toby L., 1969- editor.
ISBN 1623493587