Donation supports 4-H Youth Development program

Wisconsin State Farmer

COTTAGE GROVE – Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC)  has announced a $2,500 grant to the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation to be matched by CHS. The funds will support the 4-H Youth Development program.

Shannon Horstmeyer, executive assistant for LSC (left) presents $5,000 grant to Brenda Scheider, Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Director for the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. The funds will support the 4-H Youth Development program.

“We’re proud to support this project as a way to strengthen the community and see it thrive,” said Shannon Horstmeyer, executive assistant for LSC in a news release. “Projects like this are essential to enriching our rural area and the people who live here.”

In addition to the funds contributed by LSC the contribution will be matched dollar for dollar by a CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant, which helps cooperatives grow their impact locally. Together $5,000 will benefit Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.

“Cooperatives were founded on the principles of education, community involvement and cooperation,” says Horstmeyer. “By combining resources, we are providing double the impact to our area and demonstrating the cooperative spirit.”

Brenda Scheider, Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Director, is looking forward to a lasting partnership, saying, “The Foundation couldn’t be more pleased with Landmark’s support. Their generosity continues the Foundation’s mission to invest in the positive development of 4-H youth.”

As Wisconsin’s largest youth development organization, Wisconsin 4-H empowers the next generation of leaders. Since 1914, Wisconsin 4-H has helped young people develop the skills they need to meet the demands of our complex and ever-changing world. 4-H has grown from a rich history of agricultural clubs that helped the University of Wisconsin-Extension connect families to research-based advancements in farming technology and techniques. 

Today’s 4-H still boasts strong programs in agriculture and animal science, and has grown to include arts, science, leadership, healthy living and communications programming that will help Wisconsin youth build a healthier and more prosperous future. Nearly 150,000 Wisconsin youth participate in 4-H through community clubs, special educational opportunities at school, after school programs, and at neighborhood or youth centers and nearly 22,000 adult volunteers and 2,200 youth volunteers help deliver 4-H programming across the state.