4-H and Tractor Supply Kick Off Fall 2019 Paper Clover Campaign

Visit your local Tractor Supply this fall and purchase a paper clover to help Columbia and Greene Counties 4-H members attend 4-H camps and leadership events.

Every year, 4-Her’s in Columbia and Greene Counties participate in a number of 4-H programs to help position them with the skills they need to succeed in their life and career. This fall, local Columbia and Greene Counties Tractor Supply stores are continuing their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2019 Fall Paper Clover Campaign to make it possible for more youth in the community to experience 4-H’s youth-led, hands-on programming.

October 9-20, 2019 Tractor Supply customers can participate in the 2019 Fall Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout at both the Greenville store and the Hudson store. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to individual local 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. The number of scholarships distributed to students following the fall campaign will be determined based on the total amount raised.

“This past summer four local 4-H members were able to each spend a week at 4-H Camp Shankitunk in Delaware County”, shared Linda Tripp, 4-H Team Leader for Columbia and Greene Counties. “Each of these 4-H members paid one-half of the regular registration fee because of the support of all those who gave to this campaign at our local Tractor Supply stores. You just never know what kids will get out of these kinds of experiences. Both Rachael and Shaya Gerber cannot wait to return to camp next year. Shaya mentioned that this year her favorite part was when the shelter they build in the outdoor skills class was still standing after a storm!! Isabella Gazzola shared that ‘I started the week knowing only my friend that had come along with me, and a few people from the year before, but I ended with tons of new friends that I still keep in touch with today!’”

Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $14,500,000 in essential funding to 4-h across the country.

Contact

Linda Tripp
Issue Leader, 4-H Youth Development
lke2@cornell.edu
(518) 828-3346 ext. 210

Last updated September 30, 2019