WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana 4-H Foundation has added three members to its board of directors. Roger Sherer of Wells County, Annie Smith of Marion County and Eric Wolfe of Putnam County join 18 other founding board members to lead the 60-year-old state organization’s goal of expanding the impact and reach of the State of Indiana’s 4-H programs.
- Roger Sherer grew up on a farm in Noble County in northeast Indiana, where he was a member of 4-H for 10 years. In 1973, he attended the National 4-H Congress and was selected as one of the recipients of the Safety Scholarship. After graduating with a degree in Agricultural Education and Animal Science from Purdue University, Sherer was selected to be a delegate to Poland as part of the 4-H International Youth Exchange Program. He recently retired after serving 40 years as a 4-H Youth Development Educator in Wells County for Purdue Extension.
- Annie Smith attended Butler University, where she studied voice and piano. In 2017, Smith launched his consulting business to provide individuals and groups with an insight into cultural diversity that enables participants to advance common goals and understanding. She is currently a member of the Marion County 4-H Advisory Board and a former Vice Chair of the Purdue Extension-Marion County Board of Directors. Smith is also the Far Eastside Ambassador to the Central Indiana Community Foundation and a Senior Facilitator for Kiwanis International.
- Originally from Brazil, Indiana (Clay County), Eric Wolfe graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and currently resides in Greencastle (Putnam County). Wolfe is the owner and managing broker of Prime Real Estate Group. Earlier in his career, Wolfe served as Deputy Director of Student Life at DePauw University in Greencastle, Director of Community Development at the Putnam County Community Foundation in Greencastle, and Executive Director of the National 4-H Youth Directions Council in Chevy Chase, Maryland. .
Indiana 4-H Foundation, a non-profit organization, provides financial support for 4-H youth development programs in the state of Indiana. It receives funds from individuals, corporations, granting agencies and through the sale of Indiana 4-H license plates, which also benefit Indiana 4-H programs in each county where license plates are. sold.
Source: Shelly Bingle, 317-445-7977
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