The donation will go toward agricultural programs and Shooting Sports in the Cleveland area.
”This grant came at just the right time when we have 4-H youth showing animals. In preparation for these summer shows, they need curriculum, learning lab kits, and even some new supplies,” noted Lynne Middleton, Extension Agent, 4-H.
“We also have a group of 4-H members who are working to become more knowledgeable about firearm safety and are participating in the shooting sports disciplines of archery, rifle, and shotgun.
“Our volunteers, Joe Branam, Sam McKenzie, and Scott Wallace are always looking for ways to affordably help the children without charging a fee for the activities,” said Middleton.
The mission of the Tennessee 4-H program is to provide research-based educational experiences that will stimulate young people to gain knowledge, develop life skills, and form positive attitudes to prepare them to become capable, responsible, and compassionate adults.
4-H members choose project areas to work in with choices in livestock, forestry, nutrition, cooking, sewing, performing arts, all the way to zoology.
The donation to continue the agricultural programming in Bradley County was given through ADM Cares.
ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.