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FCS Financial has pledged its support to Missouri’s youth through a commitment of $50,000 to Missouri 4-H. Over the next five years, FCS Financial will provide $10,000 installments to Missouri 4-H Foundation for the Youth Futures Program, Hall of Fame, 4-H Clover and livestock, equine and dairy judging. The partnership ensures the continued success of more than 220,000 young people who participate in 4-H clubs and special interest programs throughout the state.

“Missouri 4-H provides an outstanding opportunity for children to learn about leadership, agriculture and community service,” David Janish, FCS Financial CEO, says. “The programs we chose to support with our pledge align with FCS Financial’s values by offering life skills and education for future success as well as recognition for those who have volunteered with Missouri 4-H shaping the next generation of rural leaders.”

Missouri 4-H creates environments that engage youth in fun, hands-on activities to help prepare them for college and their careers. Through the programs they discover strengths, expand their knowledge and improve their world in partnership with caring adult volunteers who help them grow into true leaders.

“FCS Financial’s pledge allows Missouri 4-H to provide a safe and supportive environment, where young people learn real-world skills that will prepare them for the challenges they face today and in the future,” Rachel Augustine, Missouri 4-H Foundation Director, says. “Through partnerships with ag industry leaders such as FCS Financial, Missouri 4-H is able to continue its legacy of service.”


About FCS Financial

FCS Financial is a member of the Farm Credit System. The system is a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions that provides credit and financial services to farmers, ranchers, rural residents and agribusinesses. With more than 100 years of agricultural lending experience, the Farm Credit System is the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States. FCS Financial serves 102 counties in Missouri through 21 office locations.

About Missouri 4-H

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for careers tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly 6 million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills.

University of Missouri Extension 4-H connects the technical knowledge of Mizzou to a community of more than 200,000 youths from across Missouri learning about the sciences, leadership, citizenship and skills for life. For more than 65 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been securing and managing funds for the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, providing higher education scholarships and recognizing 4-H volunteers.

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