MFB 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Awards


Hollis and Jill Rockwell

Hollis and Jill Rockwell

Class Year: 2016-17

County: Oceana

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Hollis and Jill Rockwell have been involved with 4-H since their youth. Today they are deeply involved with the 4-star Beef 4-H Club and both hold positions on the Oceana County Farm Bureau, Hollis on the Board of Directors and Jill on the Promotion and Education Committee. Hollis advocates for Michigan’s agricultural needs at the Ag Legislative Breakfast hosted by MSU Extension bi-monthly. Additionally, he currently holds the position of Vice President for the Oceana County 4-H Market Livestock Committee. Hollis is the current Beef Barn Superintendent at the Oceana County Fair and Jill is involved in various projects with Oceana 4-H. She helps organize and run the Oceana County Folk Festival, Oceana County Farm Bureau Spring Break Day Camp as well as the 4-H Community Wide Yard Sale and Bake Sale. Jill is involved in educating 4-H youth in meat quality and selection and also on Michigan’s Potato Industry. Jill has held the position of treasurer for the 4-H Small Market Animal Association Committee and is currently a member of the Oceana County 4-H Youth Council, helping make decisions for the overall educational goals and growth of Oceana County 4-H.