Class Year: 2014-15
A Cass County 4-H volunteer, Ward manages the baby animal barn at the Cass County Fair and leads the Friendly Folks 4-H Club. She is known for her kind spirit and dedication to agricultural education. She coordinates a traveling petting zoo and is particularly skilled at working with youth who feel they don’t fit in with other groups. Leading by example, Ward has been known to donate project animals for youth to show at the fair and takes on many roles as a mentor, educator and friend. Recognized in 1984 as an outstanding 4-H leader, Ward has dedicated more than 40 years to the Cass County Fair’s baby animal barn and was named the fair’s grand marshal in 2006.