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Tractor Supply Teams up with SD 4-H to Help Youth

Categorized: 4-H & Youth, South Dakota 4-H

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Visit your local Tractor Supply this spring and purchase a paper clover to help fund scholarships for South Dakota 4-H youth to attend 4-H camps and leadership events.

"Every year, 4-Her's in South Dakota participate in a number of 4-H programs to help improve their knowledge and leadership skills," said Peter Nielson (former SDSU Extension Coordinator of Youth Development Operations). "Tractor Supply stores are continuing their long-standing partnership with 4-H through the 2018 Spring Paper Clover Campaign to make it possible for more youth in the community to experience 4-H's youth-led, hands-on programming."

Spend $1 April 11-22 & support S.D. 4-H

April 11-22, 2018 South Dakota Tractor Supply customers can participate in the 2018 Spring Paper Clover Campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout.

The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to individual South Dakota 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camping experiences.

"The South Dakota 4-H Youth Development program greatly appreciates the support of Tractor Supply and the generous donations from their customers. The Paper Clover Campaign provides opportunities for youth from across the state to participate in youth camping and leadership programs," said Donna Bittiker (former SDSU Extension State 4-H Program Director).

Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $11,000,000 in essential funding nationwide.

The spring and fall Paper Clover fundraiser raised more than $981,000 during the Fall 2017 campaign. The fundraising effort directly supports numerous 4-H camping programs in South Dakota.

About Tractor Supply

Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. As of July 1, 2017 the Company operated 1,630 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website

Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. 

Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

More about South Dakota 4-H

SDSU Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program is a partnership of federal (USDA), state (Land Grant University), and county resources through youth outreach activities of SDSU Extension. Youth learn and experience Leadership, Health and Wellness, Science and Ag-Vocacy through a network of professional staff and volunteers reaching more than 9,000 enrolled members with yearly programming efforts to an additional 35,000 youth participants.

To learn more, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor. A complete listing can be found at iGrow under Field Staff Listing icon.

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