Colorado Corn awards $3,500 in grants to local 4-H programs |

Colorado Corn awards $3,500 in grants to local 4-H programs

A pair of local 4-H programs recently received a boost to their respective endeavors, thanks to grant dollars from the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. The two winners of this year’s Colorado Corn 4-H Grant Program were:

* Colorado State University’s Denver Extension Embryology Program ($2,000). This effort allows 500 youth to take responsibility for fertilized eggs and hatched chicks, which are later donated to local farmers upon project completion. The program helps students generate and sustain an interest in agricultural sciences, and acquaint youth with agriculture-related topics and careers.

* The Western Peaks and Plains AgFest Program ($1,500). This event takes fifth- and sixth-grade students from seven counties, nearly 900 total students, to the Colorado State Fairgrounds, where they take part in eight agriculture-focused stations. The stations cover mbryology, global positioning systems, water, butter making, entomology, fiber, renewable energy and forestry.

Adding to its support of other youth-focused efforts, Colorado Corn began teaming up on the grant program with Colorado 4-H Foundation Executive Director Gary Small in 2013.

-Colorado Corn

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