October 9, 2012 at 03:57pm
St. Paul (October 9, 2012) - Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is proud of our 4H organization here in Minnesota and would like to thank them for all their great work during National 4-H week, October 7-13.
“Minnesota Farmers Union has a strong commitment to 4-H and the good that they do. Farmers Union is based on three principles – legislation, cooperation and education, that is why Minnesota Farmers Union and 4-H work so well together because we stand on the same principles – education to further agriculture and our rural communities,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President.
Minnesota Farmers Union supports 4-H in the following ways:
- financial support by buying animals at the 4-H auction;
- providing championship signs for winners at the State Fair;
- working at the Legislature to ensure adequate funding for 4-H;
- sponsors Pioneer Public Television’s showing of the 4-H auction on television; and
- joins 4-H in building youth leadership through our leadership camps.
Minnesota Farmers Union policy states "We strongly oppose the closing of the county extension offices, and support restoring adequate funding for 4-H and extension services at all levels for all current programs. We believe the governor and the legislature should fund all of these programs."
Minnesota Farmers Union will continue to fight for 4-H and help build our rural communities through our youth.