AMES, Iowa – To highlight the importance of youth in agriculture, Fareway has partnered with Iowa 4-H and FFA to wrap a semi-trailer promoting the two youth development organizations. The semi-trailer will be showcased at select locations in Iowa, before permanently hitting the road later this summer.
On July 22, youth featured on the semi-trailer design were invited to view the branded vehicle at the Iowa State University campus in Ames, in the Extension 4-H Building parking lot.
“Fareway is proud to support our state’s agricultural youth programming and partner with 4-H and FFA on this branded semi-trailer,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “These organizations not only instill learning and promote inclusivity, but they empower the next generation to be good stewards of the community.”
4-H alum Sarah Turnbull was excited to have her daughter Stella featured on the branded semi-trailer. “Despite Stella’s physical disability, 4-H is adaptable, allowing her the opportunity to grow and take part in activities like every other kid,” said Turnbull. “4-H empowers her to believe in herself and be an active part of her community, which is so important for all of our youth. The trailer is incredible and we hope that it encourages others to give 4-H a try!”
“We enjoyed featuring the children, who dedicate countless hours to uphold positive, organizational principles and practices,” noted Cramer. “We would also like to recognize Stella, and others not photographed, that continue to overcome challenges and develop lifelong skills that make our communities a better place to live.”
“Iowa 4-H is grateful for the support of Fareway and for the opportunity to promote our program,” said Debbie Nistler, Iowa 4-H state program leader. “This is a unique way to bring awareness to our amazing members across the state.”
Brooklin Border, also featured in the trailer design, agreed that the trailer was a unique opportunity to get the word out about Iowa 4-H. “Through my time in 4-H I have learned to become a better citizen, leader and communicator,” said Border. “My experiences at the club, county and state level have helped shape me into the individual I am today.”
In the next few weeks, the branded trailer will be added to Fareway’s existing fleet and travel a six-state region including Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.
For more information on the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program, please contact your Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office or visit the Iowa 4-H website at www.extension.iastate.edu/4h.
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[PHOTO] State 4-H Program Leader Debbie Nistler and Fareway representatives Emily Toribio and Roxanne Kanne-Roush practice social distancing while standing with youth next to the branded semi-trailer.
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[PHOTO] Shelly Ramus and her children Wyatt Ramus, 11, and Josie Ramus, 13, are featured on Fareway’s branded 4-H semi-trailer.
[PHOTO] Stella Turnbull and her mother, Sarah, are featured on Fareway’s branded 4-H semi-trailer.
[PHOTO] Brooklin Border and McKenzie von Rentzell are featured on Fareway’s branded 4-H semi-trailer.
Valyn Bodensteiner, 4-H Youth Development Communications Strategist, 515-294-1082, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Toribio, Fareway Stores Inc., Corporate Outreach and Communications Manager, 515-979-6448, email@example.com