The following 4-H Youth Development article printed in the 2016 spring edition of our quarterly newsletter.
Renewing Farm License Tags Benefits 4-H
Oldham County 4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for local and statewide 4-H programs through the Kentucky Ag Tag Donation program.
Since 2012, Kentucky Farmers have had the option to make a $10 donation when purchasing or renewing farm vehicle license plates. Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles, will again equally divide the amount raised among 4-H, FFA, and Kentucky Proud. This voluntary donation helps 4-H grow strong leaders for tomorrow, advance agricultural education in Kentucky, and promote Kentucky farm products.
Beginning March 1st, farmers can make the donation when renewing their farm license plates at the county clerk’s office. With more than 184,000 farm plates renewed each year in Kentucky, the commissioner’s action can generate significant funds to support these three outstanding programs.
Last year, Kentucky 4-H received $180,119.05 from Ag Tag donations. Funds are split between the counties where the funds originated and the Kentucky 4-H Foundation for state level programs. That means half of the Ag Tag donation stays in Oldham County, funding programs and activities that teach youth about leadership, citizenship, science and technology, communications, public speaking, agriculture, and more.
News release edited by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant. Reviewed by Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Youth Development Agent.