Sue Schrage’s journey to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame began rather abruptly.

Susan Schrage of Allison was recently inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

While attending the Butler County Young Riders Christmas potluck with her daughter 13 years ago, she was approached with a basket of 4-H papers and a request to lead the group.


“They said ‘It’s all yours,’” she said with a laugh. “I had no idea I was going to be taking it over, but when I get a job, I try to do it to the best of my abilities.”


Fast-forward to Aug. 20, 2017, more than 13 years after she became leader, when Schrage was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair. She was one of 121 inductees this year.


Schrage said the honor caught her by surprise. 



Read more in the September 14th Tribune Journal.