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Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Featured, News Releases

Texas 4-H clubs receive Texas Farm Bureau memberships

Texas 4-H clubs receive Texas Farm Bureau memberships

(WACO, Texas)—Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) is providing a complimentary membership to each of the more than 1,500 4-H clubs across the Lone Star State.

TFB’s goal is to strengthen the existing relationship with Texas 4-H, a statewide youth organization, by providing educational resources, curriculum support and local resources through county Farm Bureaus. Other programs and projects may also be developed.

“Our future lies with our youth,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “Texas 4-H members embody that future, participating in activities that develop leaders and drive interaction and engagement in agriculture where opportunities are endless.”

TFB is a longtime supporter of Texas 4-H, working with the organization in leadership development, service learning and agricultural advocacy and literacy.

“Texas 4-H and Texas Farm Bureau share a history of cooperation and service to agriculture. 4-H club membership in TFB will only strengthen our foundation and interaction at all levels. This is especially important at the local level where clubs and county Farm Bureau leaders can work together,” said Courtney F. Dodd, assistant director of Texas 4-H Youth Development. “County Farm Bureaus will be an excellent resource for community support, agricultural literacy and education for our 4-H club members. Developing successful future leaders for our communities and agriculture is vital. By working together, our organizations can help achieve that.”

Texas 4-H is the largest youth development program with more than 550,000 members active in the organization each year. From food science to robotics and livestock projects to fashion, the many programs in Texas 4-H have roots deep in agriculture.

Boening said cultivating that rich history will continue building a solid foundation for agriculture in Texas.

“Texas 4-H members already have the pillars they need to succeed—their head, heart, hands and health,” Boening said. “The relationship between Texas Farm Bureau and Texas 4-H will help empower those youth to reach their full potential, tackle obstacles and promote agriculture. Our relationship will help grow Texas.”

Adding the 4-H clubs to Texas Farm Bureau’s more than 519,000 member-families, Boening noted, strengthens the organization’s role and efforts to be the Voice of Texas Agriculture.