Bob Berns of rural Churdan was inducted as Greene County’s newest member in the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 19.
Berns was awarded the Ruby Clover Award in 1995 for 30 years of service to the Greene County 4-H program. Over those 30 years, Berns was a leader of the Cedar Highland boys 4-H club and a longtime swine superintendent at the Greene County Fair.
Before the fair, Berns’ 4-H club held a club tour in which club members visited each member’s farm to see his livestock. As swine superintendent Berns sorted swine weights and classes by hand during the fair.
Berns is a farmer in rural Churdan, who raised his own hogs when his four children, Lori, Carri, Kent and Brian were showing. In his free time, he coached his sons’ Little League teams and was a member of the Churdan Lions Club, Churdan United Methodist Church and the Greene County Pork Producers. He was Pork Producers president for one year. He was also a member of the FSA county committee for 25 years and served as president for many years.
Today, Berns is still actively engaged in farming and raises a cow/calf herd. He enjoys following his grandchildren in their activities. He continues to attend the Greene County Fair to support his grandchildren, who are continuing his legacy as members of the long-standing Cedar Highland 4-H Club and as swine exhibitors.