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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 Foundation Clover Classic benefits Missouri 4-H'ers


Golfers competed for charity at the fifth annual Missouri 4-H Foundation Clover Classic Golf Tournament, held June 3, at A. L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia. Co-presenting sponsors were Monsanto and Great American Insurance Group-Crop Division.


"We are thrilled with the great response shown by our 4-H Foundation friends and partners for the Clover Classic Golf Tournament. Everyone had a great time while raising funds in support of the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development program, and we look forward to next year's tournament." said Cheryl Reams, Missouri 4-H Foundation executive director. Read more.


— Photo by Jerilyn Johnson


1944 4-H trip inspired $250,000 endowment


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.


Walt Wilkening was part of University of Missouri Extension's delegation to the National 4-H Congress at Chicago's Union Stock Yard. He and other youth escaped the worries of World War II for a few days to share ideas and learn leadership skills. Read more.


— Story by Linda Geist, photo by Amanda Stapp


Goppert Foundation endows Missouri 4-H Scholarship


A $50,000 endowment from the Goppert Foundation, Kansas City, Mo. will provide perpetual support for 4-H youths from ten Missouri counties to attain higher education. Youths from Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray, and Saline counties will be eligible for college scholarships through the Missouri 4-H Foundation beginning in 2013. Read more.


FCS Financial endows MU Extension 4-H animal science programs


FCS Financial, a member of the Farm Credit System, has pledged $25,000 to establish the FCS Financial – Missouri 4-H Animal Science Fund. The pledge supports the Missouri 4-H Foundation endowment initiative, The Next Sixty Years, which focuses on providing permanent support for University of Missouri Extension 4-H state programs. Read more.



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4-H Legacy Gifts


Nellie Mabel Jones Turner

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.


Everett Gallup

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.


Walter and Norma Wilkening

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.