Gaylord, MN – Central Region Cooperative announced a $2,500 grant to the Sibley County 4-H Federation. The funds will support the program’s activities and provide scholarships to youth attending special programs or events.
“We’re proud to support this project as a way to strengthen the community and see it thrive,” says Ron Wendinger, Board Member, Central Region Cooperative. “Projects like this are essential to enriching our rural area and the people who live here.”
In addition to the funds contributed by Central Region Cooperative, the contribution was matched dollar for dollar by a CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant, which helps cooperatives grow their impact locally. Together $5,000 will benefit the Sibley County 4H.
“Cooperatives were founded on the principles of education, community involvement and cooperation,” says Wendinger. “By combining resources, we are providing double the impact to our area and demonstrating the cooperative spirit.”
Sibley County 4-H Program Coordinator Connie Rettmann stated, “We are so honored to be receiving this money. We look forward to enhancing the 4-H experience of the youth here in Sibley County”.
Central Region Cooperative board members, Ron Wendinger and Bruce Froehlich, presented the donation to Ian Malinowski, Sibley County 4-H Federation Vice President and Lauren Roiger, Sibley County 4-H Federation Reporter at the Sibley County 4-H Animal Program Development Committee meeting held February 1, 2018.