Ag commissioner urges farm vehicle owners to help 4-H, FFA, Kentucky Proud | Families
Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner is hoping local residents will make $10 donations when they renew their farm license plates in hopes of helping 4-H, Kentucky FFA and Kentucky Proud.
James Comer was in Ohio County recently and according to our media partner, the Ohio County Times, he believes the voluntary contributions would go a long way toward helping young people become upstanding citizens.
Comer is a former state president of Kentucky FFA. “FFA and 4-H helped make me the person I am today,” the commissioner was quoted as saying. “They taught me valuable life lessons, while enabling me to make friends from all over the commonwealth. The voluntary $10 donations will help 4-H and FFA continue their good work for Kentucky’s youth. They also will help the Kentucky Department of Agriculture maintain the Kentucky Proud farm marketing program.”
Last year, Muhlenberg and Daviess Counties ranked among the top 10 in donations with Muhlenberg County farmers donating $10,220 in all.
Kentucky FFA has nearly 140 chapters and around 15,000 members. It’s open to any student age 12-21 who is enrolled in an agriculture course in a public school.
More than 200,000 young residents in every county of the Commonwealth including Ohio, McLean and Hancock, are involved in Kentucky 4-H.