Farm Credit Services grant designated for new 4-H food stand ...

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Allamakee County received a $2,000 Working Here Fund grant for a new 4-H food stand proposed for construction at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund. The food stand will offer meal options for fair attendees and will give the 4-H youth an opportunity to communicate with the community and raise funds to support 4-H programs. Pictured above at the grant presentation are Allamakee 4-H County Council Co-President Erika Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach Allamakee County Youth Coordinator Morgan Bjerke, Farm Credit Service Representative and Allamakee County native Janet Adam, and Allamakee 4-H County Council Co-President Miranda Reinhardt.

“We are working in collaboration with the Allamakee County Fair Board to build a new 4-H food stand by the 2017 Allamakee County Fair,” said Morgan Bjerke, Allamakee County Youth Coordinator. “We hope that this new food stand will continue to provide an opportunity for 4-H members to serve food to community members who visit the fair and anticipate this will continue as our largest fundraiser for the program.”

“Supporting projects that positively impact the communities in which we live and work is one way we can give back to the people we serve and the rural life we value so highly,” said Julie Hoodjer, vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Decorah office.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Allamakee County is one of 53 organizations to receive a FCSAmerica Working Here Fund grant in the fourth quarter of 2016. FCSAmerica awarded $81,140 during the latest grant cycle ending December 31, 2016. Submitted photo.