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July 4, 2014

Lowndes County 4-H receives 5,000 dollar grant for 4-H programing

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Extension, a leading organization in the field of youth development received a $5,000 grant on June 17, 2014. The grant was endowed by Archer Daniels Midland for the purpose of 4-H expansion, 4-H Programming such as camp, educational day trips, supplies, and youth development lessons.

The goal of ADM is “to build a better tomorrow” as is 4-H’s motto. Through programs like environmental education, leadership training, team building activities, and lessons in agriculture 4-H programing is able to reach all youth and community members in a unique way. 4-H focus is in youth development as is ADM’s focus, which is “initiatives for children and young adults”.

We are a true partner for the good of Lowndes County. Laura Walton, Lowndes County 4-H Extension Agent, is excited about the opportunities this grant will provide to the youth and the overall program. Lowndes County 4-H received a similar grant last year from ADM and the program made many strides due to the support of ADM. Lowndes County is fortunate to have a great community partner who truly seeks to better the community.

4-H focuses on the head, heart, hands, and health of a child in grades 5th to 12th. Please contact Lowndes County Extension Office at (229) 333-5185 to join 4-H as a volunteer, youth member, or to become a donor.

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