Frederick H. Terfehn (1935-2008)
Melissa Laughlin (wife of Tim Laughlin) is the daughter of Frederick H. Terfehn. Mr. Terfehn showed exhibits at the Iowa State Fair through the 1990’s. He also continued in the bee and honey business until 2002.
GRUNDY CENTER – Frederick Harlan Terfehn, 73, of Grundy Center, died Saturday, Sept. 27, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, from complications of a stroke.
He was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Shiloh Township near Wellsburg, son of Anton and Grace Lutterman Terfehn. On March 18, 1955, he married Norma Jean Stahl at Colfax Center United Presbyterian Church, rural Holland. She died in February 2003. He later married Virginia Palmer on Dec. 23, 2003, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Waterloo.
Mr. Terfehn graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1954, then attended Central College, Pella. He worked briefly as a plumber for Brockway Plumbing and Heating, Grundy Center, until he began farming with his father-in-law, retiring from farming in 1973. He continued in his welding and lawn mower repair business full time until retiring in 2000. He most recently did some trucking for area people.
Local Beekeeper Lee Heine Honored at Wisconsin Honey Producers Summer Meeting
Firestone, Colo. – National Honey Board (NHB) Past Chairman Lee Heine, Hillsboro, Wis., was honored for his years of service with NHB at the Wisconsin Honey Producer’s meeting in Redgranite, Wis., July 12.
Heine was appointed to NHB by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in 2001 to represent honey producers in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan. Prior to that, Heine chaired the NHB Nominations Committee. During his term on NHB, Heine chaired various committees, was elected to the NHB Executive Committee, and was elected by his fellow board members to serve as NHB Chairman for three terms, from 2004-2007. At the July 12th meeting, Heine was surprised with a presentation by NHB Chief Executive Officer Bruce Boynton. Heine was presented with two plaques, one in recognition of his service to the Board from 2001 to 2008, and one with grateful appreciation from the staff of NHB.
“Lee Heine has given an incredible amount of time and support to the industry, NHB and its staff. We want to make sure he knows his dedication and outstanding service and support have been appreciated,” Boynton said. “Over the years he has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to NHB programs, travelling thousands of miles, devoting many hours and supporting staff in ways too many too count.”
Heine has been a Wisconsin beekeeper for more than 30 years and manages 800 bee colonies for honey production and pollination services. He is past president of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association and has been a long-time manager of the Watertown branch of Dadant & Sons, America’s oldest and largest manufacturer of beekeeping supplies.
NHB conducts research, advertising and promotion programs to help maintain and expand domestic and foreign markets for honey.
Schafer Appoints Members to the New Honey Packers and Importers Board
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2008 -- Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer today announced the appointment of 10 members and 10 alternate members to serve on the new Honey Packers and Importers Board. They will serve staggered terms for the initial board beginning immediately and ending between Dec. 31, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012.
Handler members are: Buddy Ashurst, El Centro, Calif.; Nancy J. Gamber-Olcott, Lancaster, Pa. and Steven C. Smith, Colton, Calif. Alternates are: Ilene Miller, Salt Lake City, Utah; Jim Phillips, Waxahachie, Texas and Brent Barkmen, Hillsboro, Kan.
Importer members are Bob Coyle, Bellevue, Wash. and Charles V. Kocot, Basking Ridge, N.J. Alternates are: Elise Gagnon, Rosemere, Quebec, Canada and Gregory Olsen, Bloomington, Minn.
The handler/importer member is Hans J. Boedeker, Tustin, Calif. and Nicholas J. Sargeantson, New Canaan, Conn., is the alternate.
The marketing cooperative member is Mark Mammen, Sioux City, Iowa; and Robert Brandi, Los Banos, Calif., is the alternate.
Producer members are: Zac Browning, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Clint Walker III, Rogers, Texas and George Hansen, Colton, Ore. Alternates are: David W. Ellingson, Odessa, Minn.; Mark Brady, Waxahachie, Texas and Bonnie Woodworth, Halliday, N.D.
The members and alternates were nominated by the certified national honey organizations representing first handlers, importers, packer-importers, honey co-ops and producers.
The Honey Packers and Importers Board -- authorized by the Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act of 1996 -- administers an industry-funded coordinated research, promotion, consumer education and industry information program. In addition, the board conducts a generic program of promotion, research, consumer education and industry information to maintain, develop and expand markets for honey and honey products.
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service oversees the operations of the Honey Packers and Importers Board. For more information, contact Kathie Notoro at (202) 720-9915 or e-mail: Kathie.Notoro@usda.gov.
More information can be found at http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/rpb.html.