FORMER 4-H STATE LEADER TO ENTER HALL OF FAME

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.