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Working Together to Make the Best Better

When it comes to partnerships, it’s hard to think of two organizations that have worked more closely together than Tennessee 4-H and Farm Credit Mid-America. From donations and activities on the county level to statewide program sponsorships, Farm Credit’s relationship with 4-H – backed by its nearly 100,000 customers – has been an important partnership for everyone involved. Through a new initiative, Farm Credit Mid-America is matching all gifts to 4-H up to $11,000. With more than 1,200 employees covering a four-state


Donor Spotlight: Mary Mantooth

Tennessee 4-H is only able to thrive because of the very generous volunteers and donors who work tirelessly to support the program; among those donors is Mary Mantooth.


Alumni Spotlight: Lisa Spencer

For nearly two decades, residents of Middle Tennessee have relied on Lisa Spencer’s weather report on News Channel 4 to plan their days and stay safe during severe weather. Spencer credits her success to many of the skills she learned during her time in 4-H.


This Summer’s O.W.L.S. Camp Keeps Kids Active in the Outdoors

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, Tennessee 4-H is getting amped up for even more fun at the many summer camps offered. 4-H Summer Camps are a great way for youth around the state to stay involved with the program throughout the summer while learning a variety of new skills and fostering new friendships. At the end of May, sixth through 10th-grade youth participants have the opportunity to attend the Outdoor, Wildlife, Leadership and Service Camp, otherwise known as