Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Columbia Walmart Supercenter
Open 24 Hours
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Ag Tag donations soared to nearly $630,000 in 2017
Previous records shattered. Commissioner Quarles praises 'Giving Spirit' of Kentucky farmers. Donations in fiscal 2017 increased by $77,152.59, or nearly 14 percent, over fiscal 2016.
Click on headline for complete story
By Ted Sloan
News from the office of KY Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles
FRANKFORT, KY - (31 Jul; 2017) -- Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that voluntary "ag tag" donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated since the program began.
The voluntary donations are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
"This number is a testament to the giving spirit of farmers all over the state and demonstrates the support Kentuckians have for Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and Kentucky's agriculture community," Commissioner Quarles said. "We're grateful to everyone who gave to the 'ag tag' program."
"Without a doubt, 4-H councils across the state benefit from the generosity of each and every individual who purchased an ag tag," said Melissa Miller, executive director of the Kentucky 4-H Foundation. "On behalf of 4-H, I would like to thank Commissioner Quarles, the KDA, and drivers throughout the Commonwealth for proudly supporting 4-H."
"Every year, Kentuckians step up and donate more of their hard-earned money to the ag tag fund, which enables the FFA to develop the next generation of agricultural leaders," said Sheldon McKinney, executive director of the Kentucky FFA Foundation. "We are thrilled with this announcement and look forward to investing these funds directly in young Kentuckians."
Donations in fiscal 2017 increased by $77,152.59, or nearly 14 percent, over fiscal 2016.
Kentucky motorists who buy or renew farm vehicle license plates, or "ag tags," may make a voluntary donation of up to $10 to the Ag Tag Fund. Half of the 4-H and FFA funds go back to the county where the tag is purchased, where both organizations use the funds to support local programming, awards, and scholarships.
This story was posted on 2017-07-31 07:49:38
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic News:
Dr. Adam Wooldridge completes Orthopedic Surgery residency
AC Regional Jailer hints at big changes one day - 2017-07-24 REPORT
Vonnie Kolbenschlag: The Gingko tree at LWC
Mission Week by JOY Ministries serves local people in need
Travel: Early Morning on the Cumberland River
5th Sunday singing at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 30 Jul 2017
Robert Cumming: Sun shined brightly on Bull Run MusicFest
Boil Water Advisory in effect for wide area Eastern Adair Co. KY
Scenic Kentucky: Along the banks of Green River
Former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff charged with stealing
View even more articles in topic News
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
Columbia in the Movies
from the archives of
Click for Stories
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.