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Becker County 4-Hers thank supporters for making a difference

Becker County 4-H youth and volunteers are starting the New Year by thanking 4-H supporters for helping youth make a difference in their lives and communities.

Throughout January, 4-H youth and volunteers in Becker County and across the state will be thanking supporters and sharing their personal stories of how participating in the University of Minnesota Extension 4-H program has helped them learn new skills, discover their passions, prepared them to succeed in school, college, careers and their communities.

In Becker County, over 300 youth and adult volunteers participate in the 4-H youth development program. By designing and leading their own learning and activities, 4-H'ers gain essential skills needed to succeed in life, such as problem solving, decision making, coping, communication and responding to the needs of others. 4-H project areas include science, engineering and technology, citizenship and leadership, health living, animal science and agriculture, and expressive arts and communication.

Becker County 4-H members are grateful for the public support shown by the Becker County Commissioners, the Kiwanis Club, Cormorant Sportsman's Club, D.L. Breakfast Rotary Club, Ag Country Farm Credit Services, Detroit Lakes Newspapers, Frazee Forum and several other area businesses. Your contributions do not go unnoticed and will be rewarded by stronger, healthier youth, who will be the future leaders in Becker County and beyond.

To learn more go to, or contact Mickey Okeson, Becker County 4-H Program Coordinator, 218-846-7328.