Allamakee County Farm Bureau selects Iowa 4-H Foundation/Allamakee County to receive designated $2,500 donation

Rick Weymiller ...

Because of the commitment to its local community and advocacy for rural issues, the Allamakee County Farm Bureau has been designated a 2020 Outstanding County Farm Bureau by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF). In recognition, Allamakee County Farm Bureau Former President Rick Weymiller has earned the opportunity to provide a $2,500 donation to a local organization or charity and has selected Iowa 4-H Foundation/Allamakee County to receive this funding award.

“I wanted to give to the Iowa 4-H Foundation/Allamakee County because, as a parent and farmer, I believe in supporting the youth of this county. The 4-H Foundation helps develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills of youth through experiential learning programs including agriculture. I care about the people in this community, and I’m thankful to be able to support the organization that helps make it a better place to live. By investing in our youth, we are investing in the future of our county and state,” said Weymiller.

This year, Farm Bureaus across the state were able to help contribute more than one million meals for food insecure Iowans during the pandemic and assisted with acquiring personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. After the derecho swept across the state, farmer leaders also got to work to donate essential supplies to those without power and helped their communities with clean-up efforts.

“This year has tested the resilience, adaptability and dedication of our Farm Bureau members who have continued to show up and demonstrate leadership during a time of need,” says Craig Hill, IFBF president. “It is a privilege to recognize this leadership and provide an additional opportunity for county Farm Bureau presidents to give back to their communities.”

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