Missouri 4-H Foundation receives $3,000 grant from Pioneer Hi-Bred

Media contact:

Cheryl L Reams
Missouri 4-H Foundation
Phone: 573-884-9291
Email: ReamsC@missouri.edu

Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011

COLUMBIA, Mo.– The Missouri 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce that Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, donated $3,000 to the Missouri 4-H Community Service Grant program. Missouri 4-H is the youth volunteer education program of University of Missouri Extension, University of Missouri and Lincoln University.

The funds will support Missouri 4-H groups in completing community service projects across the state. “The Missouri 4-H Foundation is very pleased to have the support of Pioneer Hi-Bred. Community service projects are an integral part of teaching youths about the importance of giving back to their communities and demonstrating to each 4-H member that they can make a difference. Pioneer Hi-Bred makes it possible for Missouri’s young people to participate in community service activities that strengthen their leadership and citizenship skills,” said Executive Director Cheryl Reams.

Pioneer Community Investment is the philanthropic resource base of Pioneer. The department invests Pioneer resources in programs that add economic or social value to its communities and address rural economic and social issues. Community Outreach grants are awarded to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work.

For more than 60 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has secured and managed funding for Missouri 4-H state programs, scholarships, community service projects and volunteer training and recognition.