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Thanks to a Local Family Jersey County 4-H Wins Big
July 13, 2017
JERSEY, Ill. - Local agriculture producers Mitch and Kayla Fessler nominated the Jersey County 4-H for a $2,500.00 America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Jersey County 4-H recently learned they were awarded the grant. The funds will be allocated through the “Jersey County 4-H Foundation,” County Extension Director Amanda Cole explained.
The funds will be used to support Jersey County 4-H year-around, the 4-Her’s Public Speaking awards, training of volunteers, and fee waivers, as needed, for local youth to participate in 4-H and at Jersey County 4-H events.
The Jersey County 4-H Foundation is administered by a volunteer board, and throughout the year raise funds to support the local 4-H program. Jersey County 4-H has over 160 community club members and offers Special Interest (SPIN) clubs in the area of Horses, Dogs, and Arts and Crafts.
The Grow Communities purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities. This program will award several million this year in support for causes that make an impact in rural communities across America. The Monsanto Fund-sponsored program offers farmers an opportunity to enroll for a chance to win a $2,500.00 donation to direct towards their favorite community non-profit organization. Enrollment for the 2018 program starts August 1, 2017.
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Left to right: Kayla Fessler holding son Judson Fessler, Mitch Fessler holding son J.J. Fessler, Jack Stork and Kim Murray.
Local Contact: Judy Benz, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org