ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) salutes 4-H during National 4-H Week, October 7-13. This week is a great reminder of the many reasons why Farm Bureau maintains such strong support for the 4-H program.
Farm Bureau invests in 4-H throughout the year because it recognizes that rural youth benefit from participation in this organization. 4-H is a program that develops leaders who will contribute back to their communities and invest in our future.
Below are some of the ways Farm Bureau partners with 4-H throughout the year:
· MFB Foundation is a sponsor of the Minnesota 4-H Foundation.
· MFB Foundation sponsors 12 Minnesota 4-H animal science awards presented at the Minnesota State Fair.
· MFB Foundation is a buyer at the Minnesota Purple Ribbon Auction.
· MFB Federation is a sponsor of the Minnesota State Fair 4-H stall cards and herdsmanship cards.
· MFB Federation provides recognition for peer mentor training participants.
· MFB Foundation is a sponsor of the “4-H Minnesota Growing True Leaders” Pioneer Public Television special.
· MFB Foundation is a sponsor of the Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Response (SOAR) challenge program.
· MFB Foundation recognizes yearly an Extension Educator of the Year.
· MFB Federation has Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors assist at the MFB Annual Meeting.
· MFB Federation assists with training the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors.
· Many Farm Bureau members serve as program leaders in their local communities.
County Farm Bureaus and Farm Bureau leaders also support 4-H programs by sponsoring local 4-H activities and individuals, jointly hosting events such as safety camps and serve as a driving force to maintain 4-H programs in their counties and work with 4-H to strengthen county fairs.
Farm Bureau is proud of 4-H in Minnesota, of all of the youth and leaders who make it such a great organization and to be a strong supporter of 4-H.
Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.
— Minnesota Farm Bureau
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