National Paper Clover Campaign Continues Support of Natchitoches 4-H Youth

Gwen Taylor Fontenot  |  8/29/2011 9:13:39 PM

The National 4-H Council announced the fall 2011 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). The nationwide, in-store fundraiser will benefit state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC store is located.

The fall 2011 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, through Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, ending at the start of National 4-H Week. Shoppers at the Natchitoches store will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Natchitoches Parish by purchasing paper clovers for just $1 at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H and will support 4-H youth development program activities in Natchitoches Parish.

“The 4-H Tractor Supply Paper Clover fundraiser continues to be an incrediblly effective local event, hosted on a national platform," said Donald T. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “We are honored to have a tremendous partnership that helps facilitate the support of 4-H clubs and programs in the communities of more than 1,000 Tractor Supply Company and Del's Feed and Farm Supply stores.”

Now entering its second year, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign has provided nearly $500,000 to local 4-H programs across the country. The effort has provided direct support for local camps, after-school programs and other activities, and has granted scholarships to these events that youth can explore their interests in everything from animal science to robotics.

This year, funds donated during the national campaign will be tracked online and updated daily with the top ten performing states and stores. Visit www.tractorsupply.com/4H, for more information on the 2011 4-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.

About 4-H

4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA. The 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.

About Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company operates more than 900 stores in 44 states. The company's stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. The company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. Tractor Supply Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, pet and animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use; (3) hardware and tool products; (4) seasonal products, including lawn and garden power equipment; (5) truck and towing products; and (6) work/recreational clothing and footwear for the entire family.

For more information, please contact: Kyle Jones, National 4-H Council, 301-951-2889

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