An avid supporter of the Clark County Fair, the dairy cattle barn has always been Alfred primary interest. His interest began at a young age on his grandparent’s dairy farm. At the age of fourteen, following his father’s passing, Alfred purchased his first registered Holstein heifer and took on an active role on his Grandparents farm. Alfred’s 4-H and FFA career began. He went on to acquire the dairy, Call-Del Farm, which is still operated today by his wife, Greta, son Brian (JayeLin) Call, grandchildren Chase and Cooper and daughter Angi (J.R.) Kaverman, grandchildren Lydia and Korbin. The love of the barn and the dairy industry is evident by the daily operations of the farm. The grandkids are actively involved feeding, raising, and showing the cattle.
Alfred continued his support of Clark County Fair and 4-H through being an award sponsor, an original donor to the pig scramble, and committee member to the Clark County Dairy Committee. Through the years on the Dairy Committee, projects he assisted with include pouring cement in barns 2 and 3 in the tack areas, fundraising and obtaining fans in barns 2 and 3, and the birth and transition of veal project to the dairy feeder calf project. Alfred was an avid supporter and believer in the opportunities 4-H provided to youth. These opportunities are evident by the number of dairy animals that have been leased to youth in Clark County and also exhibited at the Ohio State Fair and National Dairy Shows. In 2019 Alfred was awarded the Clark County 4-H Meritorious Service Award and was a 35 year 4-H volunteer.
Alfred’s interests and support extended outside of Clark County being a lifetime member of the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA), the National Holstein Association; where he was recognized for 40 years of membership to the National Holstein Association in 2009, and the Ohio Jersey Breeders Association.
Alfred’s friendships of the fair were deeply rooted and are evident today. The strength of the dairy program in Clark County and the generations represented is proof of the interest he had and his dedication to the Clark County Fair.