New 4-H facilities coming to Polk County

Published 12:26 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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The youth who participate in 4-H activities through the Polk County Cooperative 

Extension will soon have a brand new classroom and livestock barn. The Polk 

County 4-H & Youth Foundation, Inc., is funding the project. The Polk County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to take over the two buildings when they are completed. 

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With this project, the Foundation fulfills its mission to support our 4-H programs and the kids get shiny new buildings for crafts, STEAM projects and their beloved goat 

program. Construction costs are expected to be about $312,000. Many thanks to Scott Welborn, County Extension Director, and Marche Pittman, Polk County Manager, for shepherding the project through the approval process. We are especially grateful to Helen Blackwell, Polk County 4-H Agent, for her guidance and patience as we worked to bring the project to fruition.


Submitted by Jackie Weedon