Missouri 4-H Foundation
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72 Missouri Counties qualify for $2,500 Monsanto Grants
The Monsanto Fund's "America's Farmers Grow Communities" program annually offers local 4-H programs in 1,271 counties in 39 states, including 72 counties in Missouri, the opportunity to receive $2,500 in unrestricted funding if they are designated as a recipient by a participating farmer. The application period runs from August 1 through November 1 of this year and local clubs are encouraged to reach out and persuade local farmers to apply on their behalf. Learn more.
MDC Partners with Missouri 4-H for Unstaffed Shooting Range Survey
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Missouri 4-H Foundation to begin seeking public input on the available services and usage of MDC's unstaffed shooting ranges across the state.
Missouri is a national leader in providing free, publicly-owned shooting ranges with MDC maintaining 70 unstaffed shooting ranges. MDC is partnering with the Missouri 4-H Foundation for a year-long survey, beginning Jan. 1, where 4-H survey staff will ask range shooters to participate in a brief exit survey, which includes a series of questions about their experiences using the ranges. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary. Read more.
CDC-BME to support community service grants
Crader Distributing Company-Blue Mountain Equipment and the Missouri 4-H Foundation announced a new partnership that will provide community service grant funding to 4-H faculty, county 4-H councils and 4-H clubs throughout the state of Missouri, beginning in July.
"We are committed to the growth, prosperity and stability of the community as a whole," said Stan Crader, president of Crader Distributing Co. "We see this as an exciting new opportunity to extend our support to families throughout Missouri, while encouraging Missouri youth to take an active role in community service and civic engagement." Read more.
4-H Legacy Gifts
Born on November 24, 1911 at Glen Oaks Farm near Bendena, Kan. to Edwin and Agnes (Steele) Jones, Nellie Mabel was the youngest of six siblings. The family moved from Kansas to the St. Joseph, Mo. area in 1919.
A bequest of $250,000 from Missouri 4-H Foundation supporter, Everett Gallup, through the Everett and Sarah Wilna Gallup Trust, will support college educations through the Dennis E. Gallup 4-H Memorial Scholarship at the Missouri 4-H Foundation.
The seeds for Missouri's first National 4-H Congress Endowment Fund were planted in 1944 when a young Cape Girardeau County farm boy took his first train ride to Chicago.