This past year, the non-profit Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gave approximately $188,000 in benefits to local county 4-H programs. The foundation also provided more than $23,000 in awards for state-wide contests.
Steve Mack, director of the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation, said in a media release that the 4-H program helps provide educational opportunities to youth in the Cowboy State. Funding county 4-H programs, he said, help to get kids engaged.
During the last fiscal year, the foundation supported youth programs including meat, wool, horse and livestock judging, the Showcase Showdown at the University of Wyoming, shooting sports and the state leadership team.
The foundation is connected to UW through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and UW Extension. Mack said the foundation itself is funded by a combination of private citizens and companies.