TENNESSEE CATTLEMEN’S DONATES $2,500 TO UTIA FOUNDATION

10The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) Board of Directors recently voted to contribute $2,500 to the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Foundation, in support of the 4-H Junior Livestock Programs. These projects are part of the “Developing Champion Youth Endowment” which was spearheaded by recently retired Extension Specialist Dr. Jim Neel.

Dr. Neel’s efforts have focused on raising funds to ensure the future of the 4-H Livestock programs. These programs offer Tennessee youth valuable educational opportunities through raising, exhibiting, and judging livestock and horses.”

65,000 boy and girls from across Tennessee enrolled in the Junior Livestock programs in 2016.

“Consider a gift in support a continue to the legacy,” said Dr. Neel. “Invest not just in our youth, but in our future.”

TCA felt the investment in these programs was the right thing to do. “TCA Board of Directors voted to give this money to the Developing Champion Youth Endowment to support the future of the livestock programs, but also as a thank you to Dr. Neel for all he has done to support youth development and the future of our industry,” said Charles Hord, executive vice president of TCA. “Multiple generations have benefited from Dr. Neel’s efforts and many more will in the future.”

To help youth learn lifetime lessons of leadership, work ethic, cooperation and financial management, consider a gift to UTIA. Online contribution is available at www.advanceUTIA.com/championyouth or call (865) 974-5779. Gifts may be tax deductible.

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) Board of Directors recently voted to contribute $2,500 to the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Foundation, in support of the 4-H Junior Livestock Programs. These projects are part of the “Developing Champion Youth Endowment” which was spearheaded by recently retired Extension Specialist Dr. Jim Neel.

Dr. Neel’s efforts have focused on raising funds to ensure the future of the 4-H Livestock programs. These programs offer Tennessee youth valuable educational opportunities through raising, exhibiting, and judging livestock and horses.”

65,000 boy and girls from across Tennessee enrolled in the Junior Livestock programs in 2016.

“Consider a gift in support a continue to the legacy,” said Dr. Neel. “Invest not just in our youth, but in our future.”

TCA felt the investment in these programs was the right thing to do. “TCA Board of Directors voted to give this money to the Developing Champion Youth Endowment to support the future of the livestock programs, but also as a thank you to Dr. Neel for all he has done to support youth development and the future of our industry,” said Charles Hord, executive vice president of TCA. “Multiple generations have benefited from Dr. Neel’s efforts and many more will in the future.”

To help youth learn lifetime lessons of leadership, work ethic, cooperation and financial management, consider a gift to UTIA. Online contribution is available at www.advanceUTIA.com/championyouth or call (865) 974-5779. Gifts may be tax deductible.

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