Ohio Farm Bureau, Nationwide and several other organizations helped raise more than $174,000 for the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Earlier this month, about 315 people gathered at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus to participate in the annual fundraiser.
Money was raised from sponsorships, ticket sales, a silent auction and a live auction run by well-known Ohio auctioneer Johnny Regula. Ohio food and wine were featured during the event, which also served as a reunion for 4-H alumni and supporters. Featured speakers were Dr. Bruce McPheron, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Heartland Bank President and CEO Scott McComb and recent 4-H participant Sarah Peterson.
The mission of the Ohio 4-H Foundation is to raise funds to enhance the 4-H youth development program and to recognize 4-H youth and the adult volunteers. The foundation raises around $1 million a year for Ohio 4-H.