2010 Moffat County Fair honorable volunteers: The Green family
August 4, 2010
Bill and Ramona Green have been a part of 4-H and the Moffat County Fair for as long as many can remember.
Bill and Ramona were both born and raised in Routt County. They moved to Craig in March 1979 and have lived on the Dry Fork Ranch north of Craig for the past 30 years, where they raised their two children, Chad and Lacey.
Bill and Ramona were both active members of 4-H and FFA growing up in Routt County, and became involved in Moffat County 4-H in 1988, when Chad was eight years old.
Lacey showed in open classes until she turned 8 and could join 4-H in 1991. Since that time, the family has never missed a county fair.
Bill served on the Moffat County Fair Board, helped set up the show ring and sale ring and, being a parent and club leader's husband, helped with everything from trimming steer's feet to making club sign boards.
He was always available to help whenever it was needed.
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Ramona was a leader of the Elkhead Wranglers 4-H Club for 15 years, being recognized as an outstanding leader. She tabulated scores for the open horse show for many years, serves on the 4-H Advisory Board, and has judged record books for various counties. She has been a Completion Day superintendent and consultant many times.
Along with the late Joe Janosec, Bill and Ramona organized, and still support, the Producers Choice Sheep Award.
They also support the beef breeding award and contribute to the round robin and beef showmanship awards. They have been involved in FFA as chaperones, on the alumni committee, and supported the livestock judging program. The entire family helped raised funds for the pig barn that currently stands at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, and spent many hours helping build it.
Lacey and Chad have also been constantly involved in the Moffat County 4-H program and with the fair.
Lacey competed in beef breeding, market beef, sheep breeding, market sheep, and market swine.
After completing 11 years in 4-H, she volunteered as the Elkhead Wrangler's beef project leader until moving to Wyoming to attend college.
She served as a 4-H council officer, junior leader, club officer and fair queen attendant. She has put on numerous showmanship clinics and helped younger members with their projects, showmanship, and record books. She has judged the Junior Livestock Sale.
During her 11 years in 4-H, she never missed an expo. Lacey was also active in the FFA program, being a club officer and district officer. She also received her American Degree, and ran for state office. Now, after returning to the community upon graduating from college, Lacey and her husband, J.D., continue the tradition by volunteering with the 4-H program and the county fair.
One requirement, Ramona said, for both her family and her club, were that they participate in Sale Promotion Day. She felt that if they were going to sell through the Junior Livestock Sale, they needed to promote their projects as ambassadors in the community.
Synonymous with the Junior Livestock sale is the name Chad Green.
Those of you who are new to the program recognize him as one of the auctioneers that graciously volunteers his time and talent to make the sale a success.
Chad has been involved with the program, in some way, since 1988.
At 8, he became an active 4-H member. He raised market beef, breeding beef, market sheep, breeding sheep, and has been involved in some respect, ever since.
He was a member and leader of the Elkhead Wranglers 4-H Club, completing 11 years of 4-H club work. He was one of the few members to win a trip to Orlando in 1994 to participate in the National 4-H Congress.
He qualified for this trip by submitting a National Report Form and presenting a slide show to the Colorado State 4-H Office. He was active in FFA, as a member and officer, always eager to help and encourage younger members. Chad then went on to graduate from the University of Wyoming.
Upon graduation, Chad returned to Craig, and became actively involved with the 4-H program and Moffat County Fair.
He and his wife, Kacey, have been livestock judging coaches, livestock judges, goat superintendents, award donors, and have judged record books and round robin contests for numerous surrounding counties.
While serving as judging coaches, they sponsored the outstanding judging award and currently sponsor showmanship awards. Chad has served as fair auctioneer and as president and active member of the Moffat County 4-H Foundation since 2000.
In 2005, Chad has been recognized as Super-Superintendent.
Kacey has been a sheep leader and is a member of the 4-H Advisory Committee. Chad and Kacey's two boys, Carter and Tate, are now growing up to continue in the family tradition.
This is but a brief synopsis of the Green family's involvement in the 4-H world, FFA and the fair. The Moffat County Fair Board recognizes the entire Green family as Honorary Volunteers for their outstanding efforts and dedication to the 4-H and FFA programs and the Moffat County Fair.