Former Missouri 4-H program director Jo Turner will be among 15 honorees that will be enshrined in the National 4-H Hall of Fame later this month. Interim program director Alison Copeland says Turner deserves the recognition for her lifelong service to the organization.
Copeland says Turner’s time with 4-H started as a youth development specialist, leading to her appointment as the state leader in 1996. She adds that Turner made a difference in 4-H programs across the globe.
During her service on the National 4-H Council, Turner helped raise six million dollars to support STEM programs nationwide and another two million to address poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.