Soo Greiman to be Inducted into 2012 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame
Waterloo – Soo Greiman of Waterloo, IA will be inducted into the 2012 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame
during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August. 19.
Eighty-seven Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 114 inductees for their
outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members will be presented
a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they are introduced on stage. Ms. Greiman will be recognized
at 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow the presentation.
Soo has dedicated her life to 4-H youth in Black Hawk County and beyond. Whether as a 4-H
leader, parent of three 4-Hers, judge, board or committee member, Soo has been a mentor to dozens of
youth and adults in Black Hawk County. Her leadership extends to her community including Silos and
Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Waterloo Downtown Rotary, Black Hawk County Farm Bureau and
Pork Producers and her church. Her county is proud to recognize her many contributions.
“Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members
and the overall 4-H program,” said Michelle Temeyer, Executive Director of Black Hawk County
Extension. Many inductees served as club leaders, youth mentors, fair superintendents or fair board
members, Iowa State University Extension county council members, county youth council members, fair
judges, financial supporters, chaperones or ISU Extension staff members. The inductees have
demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through the years.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the counties and state to recognize and celebrate 4-H
volunteers and staff who have shown outstanding service and dedication to Iowa’s 4-H program,” said
Chuck Morris, 4-H Youth Development program director for Iowa State University Extension and
The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was initiated in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of
4-H. A summary of previous honorees will be on display at the 2012 Iowa State Fair in the 4-H Exhibits
Information about previous inductees to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Farm also is available on the Iowa
4-H Foundation website, organized by year and by county. Go to http://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/ and