Monona couple inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Judy and Gary Burrack were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during the Iowa State Fair Aug. 20. They are pictured at the Clayton County Fair earlier in the month.

On Sunday, Aug. 20, Iowa 4-H volunteers from 94 counties were inducted into the 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.  The honorees were selected by their respective counties for their service and dedication to 4-H, contributions to the lives of 4-H’ers and the program.  Gary and Judy Burack of Monona were selected as Clayton County’s nominees.
4-H has been an important part of the Burrack family for four generations. Gary and Judy Burrack’s parents served as 4-H leaders in Clayton and Fayette counties. Gary was a member of the Giard Future Farmers in Clayton County. Judy was a member of the Fairfield Indians and the Putnam Peppy Pals in Fayette County back in the “older days” when a girl had to belong to both a girls and boys 4-H club if she wanted to show livestock.
Following their marriage, the 4-H tradition continued as Gary served as a leader of the Giard Future Farmers and Judy as a leader of the Cheery Chums. Their daughters, Suzanne Shirbroun and Nancy Von Feldt, have followed in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents by serving as leaders of their children’s clubs.  Suzanne is a leader of the St. Olaf Jr. Farmers in Clayton County and Nancy is a leader of the Madison County Ohio Future Feeders.
Read the full article in the Wednesday, September 13, 2017 edition of The Outlook.