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Celebrating a new partnership: American Crystal Sugar Company & Minnesota 4-H

The Minnesota 4-H Foundation is thrilled to announce a new partnership with American Crystal Sugar Company, supporting Minnesota 4-H's Science of Agriculture program.

American Crystal Sugar Company made a $10,000 gift (in partnership with CoBank) to ensure youth from Northwest Minnesota have access to this dynamic program, which prepares youth for careers in agriculture.

"American Crystal is interested because we need...qualified employees to work in our factories and other departments in our company. If we can get more high school students interested in and aware of future job opportunities at American Crystal, we have a better chance of attracting and hiring highly trained and qualified employees in the future." (source)

American Crystal Sugar Company representatives Tyler Grover, Jill Rotert and Jerry Christenson, attended the 1st annual Science of Agriculture awards banquet on June 19th to present a check to Minnesota 4-H staff and the Dean of Extension. Dr. Joshua Rice, Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture program specialist, indicated that this type of support from industry leaders is critical to developing the next generation of agricultural leaders.

"Working with agriculture business and industry professionals like American Crystal Sugar, ensures that 4-H youth get the chance to understand and experience the importance of agriculture and the opportunities that it can provide for their future."

We welcome other agriculture industry businesses to join American Crystal Sugar Company in supporting the next generation of agriculture leaders.

Frank Mumford
Director of Annual Giving
Minnesota 4-H Foundation
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