SEDALIA, Mo. – Forty-six Missourians will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.
SEDALIA, Mo. – Forty-six Missourians will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. The Missouri 4-H Foundation annually recognizes the work of 4-H friends and volunteers through its recognition and awards program, said Rachel Augustine, interim director of the Missouri 4-H Foundation. County 4-H councils nominate individuals with at least 20 years of volunteer service to Missouri 4-H. Livingston County's nominee for 2017 is Kay Green. Kay has been involved in a wide variety of roles in her 4-H experience. She has a been a 4-H parent, club leader, project leader, event chaperone, and more. She is a founding board member of the Livingston County 4-H Foundation and continues to serve as the Foundation Treasurer. She served for nine years on the Livingston County Extension Council. Kay is a lifetime member of both the Missouri 4-H International Farm Youth Exchange Association as well as a lifetime member of the US IFYE Association. As a 4-H Member Kay attended many trips and conferences, including Teen Conference, State Congress and the 4-H Citizenship Trip to Washington D.C. Kay’s experience as one of two USA 4-H IFYE's to Jamaica in 1968 continues to affect Kay and her family’s lives. As a 4-H volunteer she has hosted a 4-H International IFYE member from India as well as a 4-H LABO from Japan. Kay and her family continue to maintain friendships developed through these experiences. Kay started the first 4-H Interstate Exchange in Livingston County and served as a chaperone for the first three exchanges. She served as the Livingston County Youth Education assistant in 1986 and she also guided and supported her own children in their 4-H activities. Two of Kay’s children served as Northwest Regional Representatives on Missouri State 4-H Council. In addition to her service to 4-H, Kay is a retired middle school math teacher. She continues to be active in the community. She is a Sunday school teacher, church clerk and works with the special needs team and women’s WMU Leadership group. She has served as co-director and board member for Birthright in Chillicothe and as state council representative for the Kairos Prison Ministry in Chillicothe as well as a volunteer for CLAIM Medicare in Missouri. She is an active Garden Club member and Master Gardener. Kay has traveled for mission work to Belarus, Taiwan, Nicaragua, Joplin, and Houston and is a Red Cross disaster volunteer.