Date: June 13th, 2017

Active Americans 4-H Club Receives Grant

The Active Americans 4-H Club announces that it has received a grant from the 65th Alice in Dairyland Grant County fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc.  The mission of the Fund is to promote and support positive agriculture-related programing opportunities for youth in Grant County.

Classroom 1, Winskill Elementary Fourth Grade Classroom

This grant is in support of Wisconsin Ag Commodities in the Classroom.  Funds received were used to purchase a set of seven children’s books focused on agriculture commodities produced in Wisconsin.  The book titles are:  Sugarbush Spring, The Beeman, First Peas to the Table, How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?, Seed Soil Sun, Farmer George Plants a Nation, and Fantastic Farm Machines.  Members of the Active Americans 4-H Club presented a set of seven books to each of the three fourth-grade classrooms at Winskill Elementary School and the fourth-grade classroom at St. Clement’s School.  As part of the presentation, 4-H members lead a classroom activity of making butter with the fourth-grade students.  Much fun was had by all as they learned how butter is made and many other Wisconsin agriculture statistics.

Alex Stone makes butter: Alex Stone, Active Americans 4-H Club President, pours whipping cream to begin the process of making butter.

For more information about 4-H in Grant County, please contact the UW Extension office at 608-723-2125.

The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin serves communities, schools, organizations and donors in nine counties in southern and western Wisconsin:  Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, and Walworth.  For more information about the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin visit our website at www.cfsw.org or contact regional representative Barb Daus (barb@cfsw.org or 608-778-3344).