December 16, 2019
On Wednesday, December 11th, Premier Cooperative, Inc. visited the 4-H Teen Teachers at the Fisher Grade School where they were working with a 5th grade class on creating an egg carton prototype. Premier Cooperative, Inc. presented the group with a $5,000.00 check to support the Illinois 4-H Foundation. $3,000.00 of this donation will support 4-H in Champaign County and go towards launching more 4-H Teen Teachers groups throughout different schools in the surrounding area. The 4-H Teen Teachers program is based on an experiential learning model, pairing HS aged teens to teach agriculture related topics to younger groups of students to expand their knowledge and gain an interest in agriculture. $2,000.00 of this donation will be used towards the Illinois 4-H Partner Program, this program extends support for the entire state of Illinois 4-H for programs such as 4-H Teen Teachers, Ag in the Classroom, college and workplace readiness, and club growth and innovation grants. Premier Cooperative, Inc. takes a vested interested in supporting its local community and agriculture efforts, and is proud to support both local and state 4-H programs.