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CP FEEDS’ YOUTH PROFICIENCY AWARD PROGRAM REWARDS HARD WORK

Kayla BurtonValders, Wis. (October 18, 2012)…Hard-working 4-H and FFA exhibitors enjoy many benefits of participating in their local, state and national shows.  They learn irreplaceable life lessons, make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime and of course, earn those coveted blue and purple ribbons.  CP Feeds has created their Youth Proficiency Award Program as an additional way to recognize the time and effort put into preparing their animals.

“We believe that our youth are the foundation of agriculture and it’s important to recognize the work they put in to their project animals.” States Brenda Meyer, a dairy nutritionist at CP Feeds who has been involved in the program since its inception. “We’ve seen dozens of kids participate in our Youth Proficiency Award Program year after year and then go on to pursue a career in agriculture.” The program is meant to encourage students to be involved in agriculture now and stay involved into their adult lives. 

The Youth Proficiency Award Program rewards success in the showring by donating almost $2,000 annually to area participating youth.  In its 13th year, the program reached 88 youth in seven counties in eastern Wisconsin.  With a focus specifically on dairy, the money awarded helps to alleviate the financial burden of exhibiting an animal especially for those not participating in the market animal sale.  Award winners have exhibited at any level, from county fairs to national shows, and have received a variety of honors from class winners to supreme champions.  In addition, CP Feeds donates gift items to each participant. Past gifts have included wind jackets, feed tubs and backpacks.

Located in Valders, Wis. CP Feeds was formed in 2000.  They provide feed products to the dairy industry in Eastern Wisconsin.  Six dairy consultants with over 130 years of combined experience offer an optimal cost ration balancing program along with calf and heifer programs to improve the efficiency, productivity and profitability of their customers.  Additionally CP Feeds has the ability to mix a variety of products, storing over 30 different bulk commodity ingredients.  

For more information on the Youth Proficiency Award program visit the CP Feeds website at www.cpfeeds.com or contact us at 800-277-4465.

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