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.”

You can contact Charlie Warner at charlie.warner@ecm-inc.com

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