Hertz Farm Management employee, Sterling Young was recently inducted into the 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame by the Cerro Gordo County 4-H program.


Young joined Greene County 4-H club at age 9. Exhibiting livestock at the fair was a highlight of his youth and fair time is still his favorite time of year. He continued his involvement with 4-H throughout his youth and into adulthood. He was a livestock judging team coach, took teams to competitions in the Midwest, served on the County 4-H Youth Council and North Iowa fair board, led the Lakes Ambitious Feeders 4-H club, served as the North Iowa Fair Livestock Judging Contest superintendent and on the Iowa 4-H Foundation board. He is currently serving his eighteenth year on the Cerro Gordo Extension Council.


Young recalls, “As a 4-H club member, I had to memorize the 4-H Creed and Motto. I didn’t realize the impact those words would have on my own life path. 4-H does indeed give people the opportunity to be become useful citizens and help ‘make the best better!’”


Young is an accredited farm manager from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and has managed, sold, appraised and acquired rural properties for clients since 1971.