Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dakota County 4-H Receives Donation Thanks to River Country Co-op

Pictured above Esther Susag, Elley Ries, Sara Devitt, Jordan Shaffer and the River Country Cooperative Manager Miesville Site, David Belongia.

River Country Cooperative, a locally owned farm supply cooperative, donates to 4-H, FFA groups and other local organizations in Dakota County each year. In January, Dakota County 4-H received $750.00 which is allocated to help program development and enhancement. This donation will help to offset the costs for activities such as Project Bowl and Robotics workshops.

4-H youth across the nation are leading efforts to solve problems in their communities and make a difference for their futures. 4-H is the largest youth development organization in Minnesota and the largest in the nation with six million young people. 4-H in Dakota County has over 1500 youth members. It is ranked the largest county 4-H program in Minnesota.

4-H, as part of the University of Minnesota Extension, is a program where youth learn through opportunities that provide them hands-on experiences in 4-H’s mission mandates of science, engineering and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. The program promotes life skills using your head, heart, hands and health.

4-H has connected youth and their communities with the innovative research and resources from our nation’s 106 land-grant universities and colleges for more than 100 years.

To find out more information about 4-H and to locate a 4-H club in your area contact Dakota County 4-H staff at the Dakota County Extension Office at 651-480-7755 or visit the Dakota County 4-H website at www.umn.extension/county/dakota . - Anja Johnson, Dakota County 4-H Program Coordinator

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