The fluid flow experts of Green Leaf, Inc., a Fontanet, Ind. manufacturer of agricultural products, Rural Lifestyle Retailer Tractor Supply Company and 4-H Youth Development have announced Emily Burwinkel of Hillsboro is the Highland County winner of the 2016 4-H Bright Futures Award.
Burwinkel is a seen-year 4-H member and belongs to the Highland County Junior Leadership Club. She is also a member of the Ohio Teen Advisory Committee and a former Ohio 4-H Ambassador. She is currently a freshmen at Miami University. She received a $25 Visa gift card and plaque as the Highland County Bright Futures award winner.
“Our 2014 pilot award program throughout Indiana was extremely successful,” said Kara Cress, Green Leaf public relations and marketing. “We are thrilled to expand the 2016 program to include Ohio and Illinois and a total of nearly 300 counties. As a business serving the agricultural industry, this program is a positive way for Green Leaf to give back to a community and encourage and recognize 4-H youth involved in agriculture.”
“Tractor Supply knows, understands and is dedicated to individuals who love and work in agriculture,” said Jessica Holmes, marketing manager of Tractor Supply Company. “Our values revolve around high ethics, respect, winning attitudes, teamwork, initiative and accountability. These values align directly with both Green Leaf and 4-H. We are pleased to help sponsor an award that will now honor even more 4-H agriculture youth.”
4-H Youth Development’s mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world. The national 4-H organization is a community of 7 million young people around the world learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Submitted by Patricia Jennings, Green Leaf, Inc.