Local businesses donate meat from 4-H/FFA projects to non-profit
Published 5:48 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019
CENTRALY KY AG CREDIT
Central Kentucky Ag Credit partnered with Caverndale Farms, Pro Ag Sales & Services and Erie Insurance in purchasing 4-H and FFA livestock project from the Boyle County Fair Investment in Youth Livestock Auction.
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The purchased hog was raised and shown by Samuel Wade,12, son of Mark and Stephanie Wade. Weighing nearly 250 pounds, the animal sold for $11 per pound, bringing in over $2,700.
The hog was USDA processed by Boones Abattoir and donated to Sunrise Children’s Services — a Danville-based non-profit providing foster care, residential housing, therapeutic treatment and other related services to children and families in need.
A second hog, raised and shown by Colton Fitzpatrick, was purchased by Friends of Boyle County. This animal was also processed and donated to Sunrise, resulting in nearly 500 pounds of pork donated by local community partners.
Boyle County youth helped fill the freezers after meat was presented to Ramona Milburn, Food Service Manager at Sunrise Children’s Services.
“The investment in youth livestock sale allows us to not only reward the children and their hard-work in 4-H, but also impact the local community,” said Brad Godbey, Ag Credit loan officer. “Through the livestock sale, we were able to reward a youth participant, while also impacting Sunrise Children’s Services, by being able to donate the meat. This provides a financial benefit to the home and the children who stay there. It is truly a win-win for everyone involved.”
Ag Credit also partnered on three lambs, which earned the youth participants over $7,000.