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July 28
Calling Age-Eligible 4-H Students: GreenStone's Traverse City Branch Announces Essay Contest

​Many of GreenStone's employees have deep roots in agriculture, including memories of time spent at county fairs and participating in 4-H activities during their youth. To help today’s next generation of youngsters make those same memories, GreenStone’s Traverse City branch welcomes age-eligible 4-H students participating in the Northwestern Michigan Fair to write a one-page essay for a chance to win $500 to put towards a future 4-H project.

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Entrants are asked that their essay be focused on: ​

  • What 4-H has taught you

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to each of the five categories: steer, dairy feeder, junior beef, lamb/goat, and swine. These funds must be used for a 2018 4-H project fair entry.

All entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2017 and also include the following: 

  • Name, address, phone number
  • 4-H age
  • Specie
  • Parent/guardian information

Essays can be submitted via email, mail or fax:

  • Email: Yvonne.Fleis@greenstonefcs.com or Autumn.Rector@greenstonefcs.com 
  • Mail: GreenStone Farm Credit Services
    3491 Hartman Rd., Ste. A
    Traverse City, MI 49685
  • ​Fax: 231-946-0217

The winning essay contestants will be contacted by the end of the day on Aug. 7, 2017. Like GreenStone FCS Facebook​ page for the inside scoop on the winning announcement! Winners will be asked to meet on Aug. 8, 2017 to receive appropriate paperwork.

Any questions can be directed to the Traverse City branch at 231-946-5710. To download the flier with more information, click here​.

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