Bob Oswald has been named the 2019 Livingston County 4-H Volunteer of the Year.

He has been an active volunteer with the Livingston County 4-H Program for more than 12 years. Even though Bob never had a child of his own in the program, he has treated every 4-Her like a member of his own family.

For Bob, 4-H is not an obligation, but rather a win–win proposition. As a project leader and fair judge, Bob has eagerly shared his skills, talents, and love for photography with members of the Livingston County 4-H Program. To his enjoyment, Bob has even been able to share his knowledge at the state level as a NYS Fair 4-H Exhibit Judge.

He truly relishes any opportunity where he can teach an enthusiastic young person about photography. He has the unique ability to capture a “snapshot” of a 4-H member that can tell a story of a thousand words. He can “frame” any moment perfectly in time with just one click. He can even turn an uncooperative and irritated market hog into a “picture” perfect portrait.

Bob is a behind-the-scenes staple at events such as the Hemlock Fair, 4-H Livestock Auction, and 4-H Achievement Day. His photos have been used in Livingston County 4-H marketing materials, posted on the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County website, shared on Facebook, and more!

4-H Youth Development Team Leader Mark Wittmeyer said, “I would like to thank Bob for sharing his photography skills, talents, and passion with so many young people over the years. We would also like to thank him for serving as our resident program photographer - helping to capture and tell our 4-H story so wonderfully.”

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County and the Livingston County 4-H Program thank Bob for his years of dedicated service and the value he has provided the Livingston County 4-H Program.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer with the Livingston County 4-H Program, contact the CCE Livingston County office at 585-991-5420 or 585-335-1752.