Rose Reer was honored on Sept. 12 for her outstanding contributions to Crawford County agriculture.

Rose Reer was inducted into the Crawford County Agricultural Hall of Fame Sept. 12, during the Crawford County Farm Bureau annual meeting held at Reinhard Farms. The Crawford County Agricultural Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual to agriculture. An honorary plaque was presented to honor Reer.

Crawford Ag Hall of Fame
Rose Reer

Reer was nominated by her family to receive this award for her service to Crawford County farmers through employment, farming and her volunteer work with Crawford County youth.

She and her late husband, Don Reer, Sr., started the North Auburn Hustlers 4-H club and she continues to be the head advisor. Reer has been a 4-H advisor for 46 years and has assisted in many ways with the county fair over the years. She has helped many youth step outside their comfort zone to make them the next generation of leaders.

Reer worked as the receptionist at Country Star up until her retirement shortly after the merger with Sunrise Cooperative. Later she helped to get the Midwood Inc. plant started until she retired again. Reer is still active in many parts of agriculture throughout
the county.

Reer was accompanied to dinner by her son Don, his wife Joyce and their three children: Mikayla, Douglas and Derek. She was surprised but pleased to receive this award. When accepting the award, Reer said, “I’m just doing what I like to do.”

Crawford County Farm Bureau partnered with other county agriculture organizations in 2018 to create the Crawford County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Applications for the 2024 Crawford County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees will be available at next year. Nominations may be made by an individual or organization to recognize a farmer, breeder or someone in the agricultural industry.

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