Lisa Tapper honored

Lisa Tapper of rural Webster City was one of four individuals to be honored as Iowa Master Farm Homemakers for 2013.

Tapper and her husband Scott own and operate a 1,100 acre diversified grain and livestock farm in Hamilton County, in which she plays an active role in business functions and strategic decision-making. She is active in the Kamrar Presbyterian Church, in 4-H, is a member of the Hamilton County Extension Council, and is chair-elect of the National Pork Board’s Committee on Nutrition, Pork Quality and Pork Safety.

Tapper is a Nationally Board Certified teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eagle Grove High School, with a strong cuilinary arts program which offers many hours of dual credit classes in cooperation with local community colleges. The Tappers have three adult children – Matthew (Janae), Kathleen and Mark, all of whom have degrees from Iowa State University and are employed in agriculture-related careers.

Her nomination for the Master Farm Homemaker Award, which is sponsored by Wallace’s Farmer Magazine, was submitted by Barb Wollan of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, with support from her family, former 4-Hers, and professional colleagues with in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.