County of Monmouth

For immediate release
October 12, 2018

4-H and Tractor Supply kick off
fall paper clover campaign to raise money

FREEHOLD, NJ – Tractor Supply Company (TSC) will hold its annual 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in Monmouth County stores to raise money and make it possible for more youth to experience 4-H programming. Customers can purchase paper clovers $1 or more at checkout from October 3-14.

“Funds raised from the Tractor Supply 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will be used to provide scholarships for Monmouth County 4-H members to attend national 4-H leadership conferences or camp programs” says Matthew Newman, Monmouth County 4-H Agent. The number of scholarships available following the event will be determined based on the total amount raised.

Since it began in 2010, the partnership between TSC and 4-H has generated more than $13 million in essential funding. Nearly $950,000 was raised in the more than 1,700 stores across the nation (49 states) during the spring fundraiser. The funds provide support for youth to participate in 4-H opportunities and experiences at the county, state and national level.

“We truly appreciate and commend the support that Tractor Supply Company gives our 4-H program each year,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry. “Their generosity gives youth in Monmouth County opportunities within our 4-H program that they might not have had otherwise.”

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis.

For more information about the Monmouth County 4-H Program call the 4-H office at

732-431-7260 x7264 or visit the New Jersey 4-H website at

About 4-H
4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

About Tractor Supply

Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. The Company operates more than 1,700 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities.