Boyle County received good news this month in the form of $621.67 donated to local 4-H programs via voluntary donations people made when purchasing their farm license plate tags in 2012.
In February, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer announced that for the first time, proceeds from the voluntary donations on farm license plates would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud. You can see the logos of all three of these groups prominently displayed on the tags.
The Kentucky 4-H share for 2012 was $121,708.64 with one half of those funds going directly to 4-H in the local county of origin and the other half being used to fund state-level 4-H programming that benefits all Kentucky 4-H’ers.
“The voluntary donations from the Kentucky farm license plate renewals will help Kentucky 4-H give young people around the commonwealth opportunities that develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills,” said Comer.
More than 228,000 youth are involved in Kentucky 4-H programs. Locally, Boyle County enrolled more than 3,000 youth in 2011-12.
“The Kentucky 4-H Foundation is working with Commissioner Comer and the Kentucky FFA Foundation to raise awareness about the farm license plate voluntary donation program,” said Keith Rogers, executive director of the Kentucky 4-H Foundation.
“This is an excellent opportunity for our agricultural community to support the youth of Kentucky and Kentucky proud program. We encourage those with farm tags to make the $10 donation next March when they renew their farm license plates.”
The Kentucky 4-H Foundation raises funds to support Kentucky 4-H programs that provide leadership development, life skills, citizenship and positive experiences and opportunities for youth.
Kentucky ranks in the top 10 nationwide in several 4-H enrollment categories with about one in every four Kentucky young people directly involved in a 4-H program.
4-H youth are a living, breathing, revolution of responsibility for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles, and making personal contributions where they live. Please visit the 4-H Foundation’s new website at www.kentucky4hfoundation.org.
And thank you for your donation to Boyle County 4-H!
For more information, visit our website ces.ca.uky.edu/boyle/4HYouthDevelopment or call us (859) 236-4484.