New 4-H program coordinator begins duties in Houston County

Meghan Wall was recently hired as the new Houston County 4-H Program Coordinator. Photo by Charlie Warner

By Charlie Warner
Argus News Editor

There’s a new face at the Houston County Extension Office. Meghan Wall was recently hired as the 4-H program coordinator, replacing Kelly Wilkins, who held that position for a number of years.

“I’m very excited to be here,” Wall said. “I was in 4-H for 10 years and feel that it is a very valuable program for young people.”

Wall, who grew up in the La Crosse area, attended Logan High School and received a psychology major from Iowa State. She then went on to earn a masters degree in recreation management from UW- La Crosse.

Wall worked for the Iowa Conservation Corps in Ames and after receiving her masters degree, worked as a recreation programer for the city of Chaska, just outside the Twin Cities.

Wall is a third generation 4-H member. Her grandmother was in 4-H and was involved in sewing and cooking. Her father was also in 4-H and enrolled in entomology and livestock projects.

“I was involved with horses and rabbits when I was in 4-H,” Wall explained. “When I was growing up, 4-H was a very big part of my life. I had such positive experiences and made so many friends.”

“Houston County has an excellent 4-H program and I am really looking forward to working with all of the adults and students who are involved in the program here.”

When asked why she would recommend the 4-H program to a prospective member, Wall replied, “I’d first find out what they were interested in and then let them know what types of projects and opportunities 4-H has to offer.

“Some people still think 4-H is just for farm kids. There are so many projects for kids of all types of backgrounds,” Wall continued. “There is so much 4-H offers.”

Wall and her husband Grant just purchased a home near Hokah.

“It’s a good half-way point for us. Grant is the Sports Information Director at Winona State. So the drive is about the same for both of us.”

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