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Beth Neil: "4-H gave me courage and confidence to go after my dreams!"

If not for the confidence I learned from Minnesota 4-H, I might have not had the courage to chase my dreams.
I’ve always loved singing, but when I was younger I was insecure about performing in front of other people. I was afraid to apply to be in State Arts-In because I didn’t think I would be accepted, but I was welcomed with open arms and huge smiles.

Over the course of my time as an Artsie, I built friendships and confidence in my performing abilities. Arts-In forced me out of my bubble, helped me get to know other people who loved performing, and taught me how to see the talents of those around me.
Now I’m living in Nashville, TN, singing in the church choir and working in communications. I don’t know what’s in store for me next, but I know that if I don’t try, I’ll never find out.

4-H gave me courage and confidence to go after my dreams. That is why I give to Minnesota 4-H.

Will you join me in giving a gift that ensures future Minnesota 4-H'ers find the courage to chase their dr…

Thanks for your support, Tractor Supply Company!

The Minnesota 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce that ten Minnesota counties have been awarded funds totaling $2,534 from the Fall 2015 Paper Clover Promotion through National 4-H.

This promotion is held twice annually in partnership with Tractor Supply Company stores across the nation. During this promotion, shoppers at participating stores are asked to donate $1 to their county's 4-H program. Each contribution was honored by the display of the donor's name on a paper clover at their local store.

Please help us congratulate the following county recipients:
Blue Earth • Clay • Dakota • Isanti • Morrison • Nobles • Olmsted • Scott • Sherburne • Wright

 The next TSC Paper Clover Promotion will be April 13-24, 2016.

For questions about the TSC Paper Clover Promotion, please contact Erin Kelly-Collins, County Development Liaison, at the Minnesota 4-H Foundation ( / 612-624-7667).

Erin Kelly-Collins
Minnesota 4-H Foundation

Mower County 4-H'er Natalie Sayles receives Schroeder Scholarship

Meet Natalie Sayles, a recent graduate of Austin High School, 4-H alum from Mower County and 2015 recipient of the Ada and Helmuth Schroeder Scholarship from the Minnesota 4-H Foundation.
Natalie has been an active member of Mower County 4-H for 10 years. She held the office of historian of her local Enterprise 4-H club from 2008-2011, and has been president since 2011. She has also been a district representative and secretary of her county’s Advisory Board since 2012. As part of the Advisory Board, she assisted in painting the 4-H building in preparation for her county fair, and was also on a special hiring committee in charge of hiring the new 4-H program coordinator for Mower County.

“Natalie is an exemplary student and member of the community,” said Kaye Hansen, a key leader for the Enterprise 4-H Club. “It is exciting to see a young woman choose a STEM field of study and I have no doubt that she will continue to be a leader in her community wherever she goes.”
Outside of her le…