Alabama 4-H Wall of Fame

Robert Williams

Mobile County 4-H Volunteer

Inducted May 13, 2014

There’s something special about a good old-fashioned county fair! County fairs provide 4-H youth a public forum to showcase many talents and help educate the public about the impact of agriculture on the community.

For more than 34 years, farmer Robert Williams has been right there along with the smell of corndogs, the noise of carnival rides, and the excitement of live animal shows at the Mobile Greater Gulf State Fair. In those years, Williams served as a 4-H volunteer with the Mobile County 4-H Animal Science Steer Club. He worked to help weigh-in steers and line them up for shows, and also served on the rules committee for the 4-H Show. During those years, Williams only missed volunteering at two steer shows.

Williams has been in the farming business all his life. He helped his family run a successful dairy business for 60 years in the Tanner Williams Community of Mobile County. He and his wife attend Tanner Williams United Methodist Church and have two children and seven grandchildren.

Williams’ newest adventure is working at the Seward Farms Corn Maize as he continues to educate 4-H’ers and the public about the importance of growing food in Alabama. Robert Williams believes you’re never too young or too old to learn about 4-H.

Nominated by: Mobile County 4-H and Extension