Deschutes County resident Barbara Pederson was recently added to the Oregon State University 4-H Hall of Fame because of her work volunteering as one of the youth program’s horse leaders for more than 40 years.

During that time, Pederson taught hundreds of 4-H students about horse judging, public speaking and community service. She also helped start the county horse bowl 25 years ago and serves the local 4-H chapter as a leaders association officer, horse program administrator and clinician.

Pederson is one of five Oregonians recently inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame. Other recipients of the honor were Daryl Eash, the late Marcia Eash, Norbert Hartmann and Eileen Hartmann, all of whom are from Polk County.

— Bulletin staff