Clover Campaign Continues Support of Maine 4-H Youth

Maine’s 2013 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) will be May 8-19, part of a nationwide in-store fundraiser that benefits state and local 4‑H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

“Funds raised through this promotion help improve our 4-H programs and allow us to offer more programs for youth in Maine,” says Lisa Phelps, University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Program Administrator.

This is third year of the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, shoppers at the Dover-Foxcroft TSC store will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Piscataquis County by choosing to purchase paper clovers for a $1, $5, or more at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development activities in Piscataquis County.

“Through this highly impactful community event, we have been able to raise funds nationally over the past few years for thousands of 4-H youth across the country,” says Donald Floyd Jr., president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “We are more than pleased with the success of the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, and we are even more honored to continue the tremendous partnership that drives support for 4-H clubs and programs in the communities of more than 1,000 Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Feed and Farm Supply stores.”

The Paper Clover efforts are one of the key ways Tractor Supply Company stores can give back to the community, says John Wendler, TSC senior vice president of marketing. “We’re proud to help improve the many communities in which we have stores through our partnership with 4-H.That is what Tractor Supply is all about.”

Funds donated during the national campaign will be tracked online and recorded by state and by store. More information about the 2013 4-H Paper Clover Campaign is online (

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for almost 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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