BOONE, Iowa—Jim Magee will be inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 17 at 1:30 pm. The award recognizes inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Jim will be presented a plaque by the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
Jim Magee is the very definition of 4-H supporter. For 19 years, Jim was the superintendent of the Beef Pen of 3 Project. In Boone County, the goal of the Pen of 3 is to be a realistic cattle-feeding experience where the emphasis is placed on the actual record of income, expenses and rate of gain. The program consists of purchasing, feeding and marketing three head of steers or three head of heifers. Jim oversaw this program and helped make this project a learning experience for all who participated. Jim recruited sponsors for Pen of 3 awards to be awarded based upon the participant’s records from the project.
Magee is an active member in the Livestock Auction Committee that coordinates the Livestock Auction held during the Boone County Fair.
Magee has been an active member of the Extension Council nominating committee since 1994 and played an integral part of passing the Extension Referendum in Boone County in 1992. He also served as a Boone County Fairboard member for more than 25 years. He is also very active in the community through his church and the Boone Lions Club.
Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program. Many inductees served as club leaders, youth mentors, fair superintendents or fair board members, Extension council members, county youth council members, fair judges, financial supporters, chaperons or Iowa State University (ISU) Extension staff members. The inductees have demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through the years.
The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was initiated in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H.