County 4-H programs receive $1,000 to help off-set costs and enhance youth programs
Across the state, local 4-H programs are struggling to create “normalcy” for thousands of youth during what is normally county fair season. To assist area 4-H programs, Landus recently awarded $27,000 to support youth development and rural vitality as part of its quarterly core grant program. Twenty-seven county 4-H programs across Iowa received $1,000 each from the farmer-owned cooperative.
“We are proud to support our community through the county 4-H programs,” said Matt Carstens, President and CEO. “Many of our farmer-members and customers, employees and their families are involved in the fair in some way. They play an important role in our communities because they focus on rural youth development and agricultural advancement.”
The farmer-owned cooperative started the core grant program three years ago as part of a quarterly philanthropy focus. This year 100% of the counties in which Landus does business applied for, and were awarded, this $1,000 grant.
“Landus values the experiences these county 4-H programs provide and appreciate effort to provide safe, affordable, quality and positive youth development in these rural communities," said Alyssa Speake, communications specialist who oversees the donation process at Landus.
Counties receiving grants:
- Buena vista
- Faribault, MN