Date: July 8th, 2014

Alice in Dairyland Grant County Committee Announces Funding

$9900 in grants were presented for support of the Grant County 4-H program through funding available from Alice in Dairyland Grant County     Front row – left to right:  Angela Udelhofen (Alice in Dairyland Grant County Co-Chair); Hailie Schwab and Tia Coates (Grant County 4-H Horse and Pony Project); Shawna Linneman (Stitzer Go-Getters 4-H Club); Steve Kohout (Grant County 4-H Adult Leaders); Joy Bickford (Wingville Clovers 4-H Club); Randy Winch (Plum Valley Boosters 4-H Club) Back row – Bob Middendorf (WGLR Farm Director); Hap Daus (Alice in Dairyland Grant County Co-Chair); Ashley Reimer (Grant County 4-H Horse and Pony Project); Ron Brisbois (Boscobel Big Green Clovers 4-H Club); Adam Riley (Mt Hope Cardinals 4-H Club); Derek Handfelt and Nicole Handfelt (Plum Valley Boosters 4-H Club)

$9900 in grants were presented for support of the Grant County 4-H program through funding available from Alice in Dairyland Grant County
Front row – left to right: Angela Udelhofen (Alice in Dairyland Grant County Co-Chair); Hailie Schwab and Tia Coates (Grant County 4-H Horse and Pony Project); Shawna Linneman (Stitzer Go-Getters 4-H Club); Steve Kohout (Grant County 4-H Adult Leaders); Joy Bickford (Wingville Clovers 4-H Club); Randy Winch (Plum Valley Boosters 4-H Club)
Back row – Bob Middendorf (WGLR Farm Director); Hap Daus (Alice in Dairyland Grant County Co-Chair); Ashley Reimer (Grant County 4-H Horse and Pony Project); Ron Brisbois (Boscobel Big Green Clovers 4-H Club); Adam Riley (Mt Hope Cardinals 4-H Club); Derek Handfelt and Nicole Handfelt (Plum Valley Boosters 4-H Club)

Alice in Dairyland Grant County Committee Announces Funding

Angela Udelhofen and Hap Daus, co-chairs of the Alice in Dairyland Grant County Committee, met with representatives of five Grant County 4-H Clubs as well as the Grant County Adult Leaders and the 4-H Horse and Pony Project to present funding in the amount of $9,900 awarded through a competitive grant program.

In announcing the awards, Udelhofen noted “This funding is available as a result of an outpouring of support when Grant County hosted the Alice in Dairyland finals in 2012. In keeping with the mission of the Alice program, these grants are awarded in support of youth involvement in sharing the story of how agriculture impacts everyone’s daily lives; provides the food for a growing population; embraces the technologies necessary to fill this growing needs, and does so by being good stewards to the land, water and animals.”

Bob Middendorf, farm director for WGLR radio, joined Udelhofen and Daus in making presentations to the following clubs and projects:
• Boscobel Big Green Clover 4-H Club: for the purchase materials to construct a fence around the garden in the Paul Brandt School Forest, Boscobel.
• Mount Hope Cardinals 4-H Club: to purchase a chest freezer to be shared with the local fire department for use during community events.
• Plum Valley Boosters 4-H Club: for a seesaw and 2 picnic tables for Marsden Park, Fennimore, and to purchase supplies including 10 display tales, 2 canopy tents and a portable public address system for the Fennimore Junior Fair.
• Stitzer Go-Getters 4-H Club: for flower bed restoration at Marsden Park, Fennimore.
• Wingville Clovers 4-H Club: for a laptop computer to bring that technology to the local 4-H Club members, their meetings and projects.
• Grant County 4-H Horse & Pony Project: to construct a Trail Obstacle Course for use at the Grant County Fairgrounds.
• Grant County 4-H Adult Leaders: for support of the Grant County 4-H Tech Team and specifically to purchase 3 LED notebooks and 3 10” tablets.

Sarah Hopkins, UW-Extension Grant County 4-H Youth Development Agent, expressed appreciation noting, “Grant County 4-H thanks the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin and the Alice in Dairyland Grant County Committee for helping us improve our program and our communities with these grants.

The Alice in Dairyland Grant County Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., a tax-exempt public charity. For more information about the work of the fund, contact Barb Daus, donor services representative with the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin (608-778-3344 or Barb@cfsw.org). For further information about the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, visit www.cfsw.org or contact Ann Heiden, executive director at (800) 995-2379.