United FCS honored at WI 4-H Hall of Fame gala

Wisconsin State Farmer

MADISON - The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation recognized United FCS as a major partner and contributor at the 2016 Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame Gala.

Pictured are (from left) Hanna Lier, Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council member from Douglas County, and Dale Leidheiser and Jill Nieskes of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation accepting United FCS’s donation at the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame gala.

“An investment in youth today is an investment in the leaders of tomorrow,” said United FCS CEO Marc Knisely. “It is impressive what young men and women accomplish using the resources, education and opportunities provided by 4-H. We are proud to support such a wonderful organization.”

To learn more about United FCS, visit the website UnitedFCS.com.

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 continues to provide agriculture and animal science learning opportunities and has grown to include science, leadership, healthy living and communications programming that will help Wisconsin youth build a healthier and more prosperous future.

Brenda Scheider, Director of Development for the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation adds, “We are truly grateful for the support of generous partners, like United FCS who help 4‑H create cutting-edge, relevant programs for young people to learn real-world skills that will prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow, moving communities, the state, our county and the world forward in ways no other youth organization can.”