Gary Vetter has been a part of 4-H all his life. Born into a 4-H family in Pacific county, he participated in 4-H until 18, showing beef and horses as multiple county and state fairs. His parents are both in the Washington 4-H Hall of Fame.
As an adult, Gary has hosted 4-H exchange students, judged livestock and demonstration days, and attended 4-H state conventions. He has been a 4-H and FFA Livestock Auction committee member of the Kitsap County Fair and the Southwest Washington fair over the last 36 years, and has acted as a high school Agricultural instructor and FFA advisor for 25 years.
Gary has worked for Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed and Farm supplies for the last 10 and a half years, where he is also involved with the Tractor Supply 4-H Advisory Board. Gary is truly a lifelong 4-H supporter!
Bailey Peters is no stranger to 4-H and its dedication to her club, community, country, and world. From an early age, she was involved in activities from public presentations, to fashion review and exhibiting cattle. She now continues to be involved in her 4-H club, the Napavine Go – Getters as a beef leader.
Growing up in Lewis County allowed her to be involved in a plethora of community events. Her parents and grandparents have instilled in her a passion for community involvement. Additionally, her family helped develop a passion for agriculture. Bailey has raised and exhibited Polled Hereford cattle since she was a little girl. 4-H, FFA and the Grange were major influences on her life and after graduating high school, Bailey postponed college for a year to serve as the Washington FFA State President. During that time, she traveled to high schools across the state of Washington, connected with legislative and business leaders and went abroad to South Africa to learn about their agriculture industry. Bailey was Miss Lewis County 2016 and promoted her passion “AGvocacy” through the Miss America Scholarship Organization. She also competed at the Miss Washington Scholarship pageant, placing 2nd runner up. To educate students about their food and the importance of agriculture, Bailey published a children’s book entitled “Fancy’s Farm Feast.” She has sold copies across the country and has used profits to donate books to schools as well donate to Washington Ag in the Classroom.
As a student at WSU – Vancouver, Bailey is majoring in Human Development with a minor in Communication. Following her graduation in May 2018, Bailey plans to continue promoting agriculture and educating those around her. Bailey credits her family for instilling the value of hard work, dedication, and selfless service in her.