Wayne Belger of Boykin recently received the Glen Krohn Outstanding 4H Volunteer Award at Clemson University.Each year, Clemson Extension Service recognizes three individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the 4H youth program in South Carolina with the Glen Krohn Outstanding 4H Volunteer Award.
Belger began his volunteer service with the Kershaw County 4H program in 2006 with the 4H Wildlife FACE (Food And Cover Establishment) project. Before then, he always had an interest in youth programs, specifically related to agriculture.
Many of the youth that Belger has worked with have a record of many outstanding accomplishments and credit some of their successes to their involvement with him and activities on his farm.
Two county 4H members recently won state awards with the 4H Wildlife FACE. As a result of Belger’s hard work, dedication, and love for youth, the interest in the project increased by 75 percent. The project encourages youth to plant seeds to attract wildlife in various parts of the county. Tours of Belger Farms for hundreds of youth have also been a part of the volunteer work provided over the years.
In addition to being a 4H volunteer, Belger has been an active member of the Kershaw County Extension Advisory Committee. He constantly seeks ways to increase funding for the Extension fund, specifically for 4H and agriculture programs.