Fund will support 4-Hers


February 10, 2023

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Mark Sagvold, left, and Mark Thell presented a check to 4-H extension educator Katie Siltanen Feb. 1 on the behalf of the Minnesota Farmers Union of Carlton County to begin the Carlton County 4-H endowment fund. Thell also made a personal donation. The endowment, at $7,000, is seeking donated funds to reach $10,000 before it starts to disseminate program funds.

A new endowment fund for Carlton County 4-H will support the launch of new programs in science, agriculture and technology, as well as trips to the Minnesota State Fair.

The endowment was introduced this month with $7,000 in seed funding coming from the Minnesota Farmers Union of Carlton County, and a private donation from former county commissioner Mark Thell.

The endowment will also aid youth who want to attend state and national 4-H programs. The fund with the University of Minnesota Foundation "provides a different kind of support than a bake sale or fair food stand," a University of...

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