LG Seeds donated $1,000 to the Newton Blue Ribbon Livestock 4-H Club in West Milton after farmers registered for a chance to win $1,000 to be donated to their local FFA or 4-H Club of choice at the 2011 Farm Science Review.
Jan Strauser of Laura, Ohio was LG Seeds’ grand prize winner. Strauser elected to donate the $1,000 to the Newton Blue Ribbon Livestock 4-H club, where his grandson, Jeffrey, is a member. LG Seeds Brand Supply Manager and Illinois 4-H Foundation Board Member, Eric Yoder, is thrilled that LG Seeds is giving back to the community, particularly ag-related organizations.
“The 4-H Club is a strong group that provides learning and leadership opportunities to students across the country. It is also not your average youth organization,” Yoder said. “It’s a great fit to give back to the 4-H Club because LG Seeds is also not your average seed company. We truly value our farming community and are excited to give back to such a valuable ag-related cause.”
Newton Blue Ribbon Livestock 4-H Club leader, Diane Miller, is also excited about the $1,000 donation.
“We just couldn’t believe the great news when we heard it,” Miller said. “The kids and parents are beyond ecstatic, and this donation will help with so many things!”
The Newton Blue Ribbon Livestock 4-H Club is in West Milton, Ohio, in Miami County. Presently, the school has 97 students in its group. LG Seeds, based in Elmwood, Illinois, is a producer and marketer of seed corn, soybean and alfalfa seed, operating throughout the U.S. Cornbelt.