4-H Emerald Clover Society

Diana P. Langshaw

Diana P. Langshaw

Class Year: 2002

County: Barry

Title: Owner/Operator, Langshaw Farms, Inc.

“My [4-H] leadership training enabled me to travel to many other foreign countries to share my knowledge with other adults and youth. I learned responsibility with projects and doing reports and worked with people of all races, religions and abilities. ”

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Diana P. Langshaw is owner and operator of Langshaw Farms, Inc., noted for being one of the largest registered Polled Hereford, rabbit and flower producing farms in Michigan and the United States. Each year the Langshaw rabbit operation manages 20,000 rabbits that are sold for meat, research and breeding throughout the United States and internationally. Langshaw farms is also one of the largest U.S. commercial gladiolus hybridizer firms. She is a strong advocate for land use and water resources planning and has served on the Four Township Water Resources Council and the Ross Township Board, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. Langshaw is well-known and internationally recognized for her work with and for young people. She has been foster parent to 20 youth and has hosted 25 youth and adults as part of 4-H and Youth for Understanding international exchanges. She has provided training for youth, women in development and agriculture programs in Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. She is a life member and has served in several officer and committee roles for the Partners of the Americas. Since 1961 she has been an active 4-H volunteer at the county, state and national level.