Brad and Mary Kerndt inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame ...

The Allamakee County 4-H Youth Development Committee is proud to recognize Brad and Mary Kerndt of rural Lansing as the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees from Allamakee County. Brad and Mary are both Allamakee County 4-H alumni. In their 4-H days Brad exhibited Holsteins and Mary exhibited Guernseys while also participating in dairy judging and static exhibits. Pictured in the submitted photo above at this year’s 4-H Hall of Fame event are, left to right, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame award recipients from Allamakee County Brad and Mary Kerndt, and Iowa 4-H Volunteer Development Specialist Tillie Good.

The Kerndts have continued to love and support 4-H throughout the years. As their own children grew and had also been involved in 4-H, they were very supportive and helpful in any way possible, and they continue that support. They have taken youth who have an interest in the dairy industry under their wing. The Kerndts have helped these youth pick out dairy cattle to start their herd, to show dairy cattle, and to participate in the Share-a-Project program.

For many years, Mary checked in cattle at the Allamakee County Fair and made sure each 4-H’er was ready with their animals. Brad strives to have a successful milk bottle auction at the Allamakee County Fair. Those involved with the local 4-H program say the Kerndts help make “The Best Better” with their passion for 4-H and the dairy industry. This year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees continue to touch many lives through their support of the Allamakee County 4-H Program, according to those involved in the local program, and they are considered to be a great asset to the 4-H program as their service to 4-H emphasizes the mission of the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

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