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Induction Category & YearGeneral 2004
Home TownGettysburg, SD
Gettysburg, SD

   Edith Bartels
Champion of Excellence

 When one thinks of Edith Bartels, she is seen encouraging the youth of her county and state to participate in 4-H, agriculture through 4-H, SDCW High School Beef Cook-Off and Beef Ambassador Cook-Off. She believes the youth are the future for agriculture and our state. She has been active in local, state and national Cattlewomen activities, plus the United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Edith has been the driving force in the development and continuation of the National Cattlewomen’s Beef Cook-off.

Edith was born July 13, 1929 at Gettysburg, South Dakota, and has lived all her life in Potter County. Edith married Louie E. Bartels on November 27, 1949 and they have four children. In 1966, they added a feed-yard to their farming and ranching operation called Dakota Cattle Company.

Edith was always there for her family, especially her children and their friends. She helped organize two 4-H clubs for her children and their friends and also took them to all school activities and 4-H events.

Edith Bartels has been actively involved in her community throughout her life. From promoting agriculture to raising her family, her love and leadership have left a lasting impact on South Dakota.

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