Key Receives Friend of 4-H Award

Jan 09, 2023

In December, Key was named this year's Friend of 4-H by the Poweshiek County 4-H program. It is an honor to receive this award. We are proud of the impact our Grinnell area member-owners and employees have on youth and agriculture in their community! 

The following narrative was provided to us by the Poweshiek County 4-H: 

Poweshiek County 4-H is honoring Key Cooperative as this year’s recipient for Friend of 4-H. Friend of 4-H is an annual award recognizing a person, group or business that helps the Poweshiek County 4-H program through providing resources, volunteers and working to make 4-H a better organization. This award has been given to community leaders such as Montezuma School District, Three Sister’s, Emily Klein, Poweshiek Farm Bureau, Brownells, Grinnell Herald and numerous others. This year, Key Cooperative is joining this outstanding group of leaders. 

Key Cooperative is a member-owned, rural Iowa cooperative serving agriculture producers. They have locations in 13 communities and 6 counties, Key Cooperative provides Agronomy, Energy, Feed, and Grain with a small-town, yet professional feel. They have been serving Poweshiek County for over a 100 years by providing feed, grain storage, crop information, and numerous other agricultural services for the people in Poweshiek County. We have had numerous 4-H alumni employed by this organization.

We are pleased to acknowledge that over these years Key Cooperative has supported 4-Hers behind the scenes as well as face to face. They are best known for serving an annual meal on Friday nights at the Poweshiek County Fair for the 4-H Exhibitors, parents, and families. In addition, they have supported programs and workshops for youth with presenters, donations, facilities, and most of all volunteers. The partnership that our 4-H program has with Key Cooperative is very valuable and we are grateful for all that they do for us. Thank you Key Cooperative and we look forward to many years of continuing these partnership.

Thank you 4-H!

Pictured: Dan Dunsbergen (left), Grinnell location manager, receives the Friend of 4-H Award from Poweshiek County 4-H on behalf of Key Cooperative. 

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