COLUMBIA CO. and GREENE CO., N.Y. — Every year, 4-Her’s in Columbia and Greene Counties participate in a number of 4-H programs to help position them with the skills they need to succeed in their life and career. This fall, local Columbia and Greene Counties Tractor Supply stores are continuing their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2019 Fall Paper Clover Campaign to make it possible for more youth in the community to experience 4-H’s youth-led, hands-on programming.
October 9-20, 2019 Tractor Supply customers can participate in the 2019 Fall Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout at both the Greenville store and the Hudson store. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to individual local 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. The number of scholarships distributed to students following the fall campaign will be determined based on the total amount raised.
“This past summer four local 4-H members were able to each spend a week at 4-H Camp Shankitunk in Delaware County”, shared Linda Tripp, 4-H Team Leader for Columbia and Greene Counties. “Each of these 4-H members paid one-half of the regular registration fee because of the support of all those who gave to this campaign at our local Tractor Supply stores. You just never know what kids will get out of these kinds of experiences. Both Rachael and Shaya Gerber cannot wait to return to camp next year. Shaya mentioned that this year her favorite part was when the shelter they build in the outdoor skills class was still standing after a storm!! Isabella Gazzola shared that ‘I started the week knowing only my friend that had come along with me, and a few people from the year before, but I ended with tons of new friends that I still keep in touch with today!’”
Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $14,500,000 in essential funding to 4-h across the country.
4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.
About Tractor Supply
Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. At July 1, 2017, the Company operated 1,630 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 or Columbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website, www.ccecolumbiagreene.org . You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
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