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Farm Bureau Salutes 4-H
Minnesota Ag Connection - 10/09/2018

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.

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