Six Iowa Counties Receive Gift from PRO Cooperative and Land O'Lakes

Six Iowa Counties Receive Gift from PRO Cooperative and Land O'Lakes Foundation


PRO Cooperative presented a check to the Iowa 4-H Foundation for $10,000 to go to 4-H Programs in six Iowa counties.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           

JANUARY 16, 2019



Funds will support local 4-H Programs

POCAHONTAS, Iowa –PRO Cooperative presented a check to the Iowa 4-H Foundation for $10,000 to go to 4-H Programs in six Iowa counties on Thursday, January 10th. The donation will be divided amongst the counties PRO Cooperative serves; Calhoun, Dickinson, Emmet, Humboldt, Palo Alto and Pocahontas. A $5,000 gift from PRO Cooperative was matched by the Land O’Lakes Foundation to give local 4-H Programs the resources they need to continue to provide high quality youth development opportunities.

“PRO Cooperative believes in the 4-H mission of growing youth leaders. We’re proud to support the local chapters as these 4-H programs positively impact all of our communities,” says Kyle Kuepker, Pro Cooperative CEO.

Land O'Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. By matching funds for projects selected and funded by member cooperatives, Land O'Lakes Foundation leverages local funding efforts and ensures community support for programs.

“We are grateful to PRO Cooperative and Land O’Lakes for their contribution to support local 4-H programs. These dollars will help local 4-H’ers develop their leadership potential, critical thinking skills, and community engagement,” says Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director.

About Pro Cooperative
Based in Pocahontas, Iowa, Pro Cooperative is a member‐owned cooperative with 21 locations that serve more than 1,900 farm operations in northwestern Iowa. The cooperative focuses on providing whole‐farm solutions to customers in grain, agronomy, feed and energy.

About Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. Building on a legacy of more than 97 years of operation, the company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.

About Iowa 4-H Foundation
The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. In addition, the Foundation funds financial aid, college scholarships, & state and national recognition opportunities. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors.



Emily Saveraid Melanie Oeltjenbruns PRO Cooperative
Executive Director, IA 4-H Foundation Marketing Manager, IA 4-H Foundation Corporate Office (712) 335-3060
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