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Bob & Corky Kasten

Nominated by: Bruce Hinrichs

Inducted in: 2005

Serving the Grant County 4-H program became Bob and Corky Kasten's passion for over 20 years. Corky served as organizational leader for the Mangus Club and started the Mangus Munchkins. She involved her club in civic activities like serving at the annual bus drivers' picnic, performing square dances and singing at retirement homes during the holidays. Bob served as the veterinary science leader and helped establish the Gila Pack Rats, a club that teaches the steps involved in horse packing trips. Over the years, they helped at 4-H functions from concession stands and dances, to judging trips and contests, to the dreaded clean-up duties. They were recognized by the Chamber of Commerce in 2000 for their commitment and contributions to the community through involvement with youth and organizations. Bob passed away on March 25, 2003. His accomplishments as a science and music teacher were recognized when he was inducted in the Western New Mexico University School of Education Hall of Fame in May 2004.

Bruce & Alice King

Nominated by: Santa Fe County

Inducted in: 2002

Throughout his four years as governor of New Mexico, Bruce King demonstrated his support for young people and the 4-H program. He believes in 4-H because of first-hand experience as an adult leader and 4-H parent. In 1993 King, a farmer and rancher, was honored as the Philip J. Leyendecker Agriculturist of Distinction by New Mexico State University's College of Agriculture and Home Economics. Alice King is a well-known advocate for New Mexico's children and families. She began her commitment as an active 4-H parent and a 4-H leader for 14 years. She received the 1993 New Mexico Outstanding Leader from NMSU's College of Agriculture and Home Economics.

Nancy Knight

Nominated by: Lincoln County

Inducted in: 2002

For more than 20 years Nancy Knight has been an active participant in Lincoln County 4-H. From her sheep and cattle ranch at Ancho, she has been an upbeat force in developing 4-H leadership and animal science programs, covering topics from nutrition to veterinary medicine. A longtime member of the Lincoln County Fair Board, Nancy also helped introduce carcass contests at the state level, in addition to serving as a respected horse and livestock judge.

Billy Jeff Kyle

Nominated by: Leigh Ann Marez - DeBaca Co.

Inducted in: 2008