In mid-April, Tennessee 4-H tragically and unexpectedly lost an invaluable alumnus, Greer Goddard.
Goddard was an active member of the Loudon County 4-H program and remained involved as a volunteer after graduation.
A member of a national champion skillathon team, Goddard participated in many projects during her time in 4-H, including sheep, swine, public speaking, beef, veterinary science, leadership and wildlife. She also competed on livestock and wildlife judging teams. Her primary focus, though, was livestock.
A woman with countless accomplishments, Goddard continued to be an integral part of Loudon County’s 4-H program as an adult volunteer.
“In Loudon County, Greer was involved in all things livestock, as a 4-H member and as a volunteer,” explains Amy Fellhoelter, a Loudon County Extension agent. “The Loudon County 4-H livestock program is built on the foundation that Greer, along with her 4-H agents, helped lay. Any 4-H’er who has come through the livestock program in the last 10 or 15 years has been touched by Greer’s involvement.”
Following her death, her family created the Greer Goddard Memorial Scholarship Endowment so that her legacy may continue on for generations to come.
“Greer’s legacy stems from her love of the 4-H program,” says Fellhoelter. “Greer was both a beautiful and intelligent young lady. Our 4-H program is certainly going to miss her warmth, her smile and the knowledge she was always willing to share with others.”
To donate to the Greer Goddard Memorial Scholarship Endowment, please visit the ‘Donate’ page.