Search This Blog

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cargill and 4-H Team Up

Cargill, an international leader in food production and marketing, has recently written a large check to the National 4-H Council – a check in the amount of $500,000.

The funds will help to develop, strengthen and implement 4-H science programming in five key states. Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska will be the states affected by the grants. The funding will be delivered through multi-year grants, to help provide 4-H with the ability to reach even more young people with innovative, after-school programming in the fields of science, engineering, technology and applied mathematics.

A lot of times, “Big Ag Companies,” come under fire in the media for monopolizing the food industry and hurting the smaller, more local businesses. Today, Cargill will get a lot of positive press for their large contribution to the 4-H program and continual promotion of science and mathematics. This lends more to the idea that “Big Ag” simply means “Big Opportunities”. I commend Cargill on their continued dedication to youth in this country. By providing more opportunities for youth programs like 4-H - Cargill doesn’t just help feed us, they inspire us.

All my best,

Tera Rooney

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts with Thumbnails