Sullivan inducted into 4H Hall of Fame

Friday, September 3, 2021

Janet Sullivan of Aurelia was inducted into the Iowa 4H Hall of Fame during the Iowa State Fair. Inductees into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame represent the many people in Iowa who have contributed countless hours to the 4-H program.           

She started her ability to lead and get things done at a young age. Janet was a nine-year member of 4-H and loved livestock, especially those little piggies.  She has always had her record book completed to perfection and happily passed that skill on to her children and grandchildren.             

Janet has 4-H in her heart, starting the Stockman’s Club in Cherokee County. However, livestock did not always win out. Baking and sewing were a big part of 4-H and to this day people flock to the Pork Producers stand to have a slice of heavenly pie Janet has furnished. Do not forget her love of horses, as well, since they too were a favorite project.        

Janet continues her love of 4-H through her countless hours of volunteering with the county Pork Producers, school farm tours, AgSafety Day, and now her grandchildren’s fair projects that simply cannot get done with mom and dad, but need Grandma’s charm to get the job done.

She works at a local care facility where she serves breakfast to the residents every day where they get that caring touch and smile from Janet to start their day the right way. Her heart oozes with warmth.     

Church and her faith have always been a priority. She serves on the Christian Education Committee for youth, has taught Bible school, and Elder, and yes, helped with those church dinners.         

Janet is an ambassador for good will and spreading the good news about pork. You will see her at the State Fair buzzing around the Pork Tent, going to other states to promote pork, and now helping her grandchildren with their newfound interest in goats. 

She also was the statewide honoree for the Iowa Pork Producers’ Belle Ringer award for her work promoting the industry in the state.