October 9, 2019

News Release

Fall 2019 Paper Clover Graphic

For Immediate Release

EDITOR'S NOTE: Members of the media may contact Jeannette Rea Keywood of the Rutgers 4‑H Youth Development Program by phone at 609-827-0199 or by email at reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Fall 2019 National 4-H Paper Clover Event Continues until October 20

The Fall 2019 4‑H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) started on October 9 and will continue until October 20. This event marks the ninth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting national and state 4‑H programming.

Shoppers at any of the 19 Tractor Supply Company stores located in New Jersey will have the opportunity to support 4‑H by choosing to purchase paper clovers for a $1 or more at the checkout. Funds raised will be donated to 4‑H and will support scholarships for 4‑H leadership and camp experiences in New Jersey.

"The Paper Clover fundraiser is a significant part of Tractor Supply Company's support of 4‑H programs throughout the more than 1,600 communities, located in 49 states, we serve," said Christi Korzekwa, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Tractor Supply Company. "We are proud to be able to provide essential funding to state 4‑H programs. These programs make a positive impact on young people that last a lifetime. The continued success of the Tractor Supply Paper Clover fundraiser demonstrates the importance of our 4‑H partnership with our customers, team members and communities."

4‑H clubs will have displays and demonstrations daily throughout the campaign period (October 9–20). New Jersey Tractor Supply Company stores are located in Allentown, Blairstown, Bridgeton, Egg Harbor Township, Flanders, Hammonton, Hewitt, Hillsborough, Little Egg Harbor, Monroe Township, Pilesgrove, Ringoes, Sicklerville, Southampton, Sussex, Tinton Falls, Vineland, Waretown, and Washington.

The 4‑H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. 4‑H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K–13 (one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law. If you would like more information on how you can become involved in 4‑H, contact the 4‑H office in the county in which you reside or visit the website at nj4h.rutgers.edu.

About 4‑H

4‑H, the nation's largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

About Tractor Supply

Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. At July 1, 2017, the Company operated 1,630 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

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Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an qual opportunity program provider and employer.

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