Beginning with the 2014 Indiana county fair season, Green Leaf®, Incorporated, a Fontanet, Indiana manufacturer of agricultural products , will partner with Indiana 4-H Youth Development to recognize outstanding youth gardeners.
“For countless years, 4-H has empowered and enriched the lives of youth from every corner of our country,” says Teko Goda, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Green Leaf.
“As a business in the agricultural industry, Green Leaf wants to give back to our community in a way that helps youth cultivate an appreciation for gardening and for our earth.”
The 4-H grand prize gardening winner at each fair in Indiana’s 92 counties will be recognized by the fair as the top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner. Winners will each receive a $25 gift card and certificate.
Out of these county winners, 9 regional Green Leaf 4-H prize winners will be chosen for each of the following markets: Chicago, Cincinnati, Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Louisville, South Bend and Terre Haute. Winners will receive a $50 gift card and trophy.
“We are thrilled to partner with 4-H Youth Development to help encourage young people in our state to undertake a 4-H gardening project. Showing their gardening skills at the county fair encourages them to become stewards of their environment and develop a sense of respect for living things,” Stanton concluded.
About Green Leaf, Incorporated
Green Leaf®, Incorporated began manufacturing products for the agricultural industry in 1979 and has grown to specialize in designing and manufacturing injection molded nylon and polypropylene agricultural products. Keeping pace with technology, Green Leaf utilizes fully automated robotics in its manufacturing and the latest equipment in product stamping and special packaging. Green Leaf products are distributed through Tractor Supply, Rural King and NAPA and also sold to individual buyers.
Through its complete line of liquid handling products, which includes valves, cam lever couplings and fittings, Green Leaf continually strives to meet the current needs of customers, while anticipating their future needs.
Indiana 4-H Youth Development’s mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world. More on Indiana 4-H Youth Development can be found at four-h.purdue.edu. The national 4-H organization is a community of seven million young people around the world learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Learn more about 4-H at 4-H.org.