Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative has confirmed its support of the 4-H program’s mission when its directors reaffirmed in December its donation program in the eight counties located in the cooperative’s service area.

“The co-op’s support of this worthwhile program has totaled just over $33,000 since its 4-H donation program began in 2003,” said Richard “Dick” Johnson, Brampton, treasurer of the Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative Board. “Dakota Valley is pleased to financially support the efforts of the many 4-H volunteers in our communities, whose hard work and dedication have done so much to develop young community leaders.”

4-H councils in Stutsman, LaMoure, Dickey, McIntosh, Logan, Sargent, Ransom, and Richland counties will share the 2021 donation, which was not announced.

“The ‘hands-on’ learning activities youth experience in 4-H helps them build the confidence and skills they need to navigate life’s challenges,“ said Connie Bitz, LaMoure, DVEC Board secretary, who also has 33 years of experience as a leader of the LaMoure Cloverleafs 4-H Club. ”By supporting 4-H, Dakota Valley is helping to provide kids and families access to educational resources, learning opportunities and activities that are just plain good, clean fun.”

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She said Dakota Valley is proud to play a part in supporting these efforts and views it as an investment in the future.