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Comer will support 4-H and honor UK ag dean at the Roy Strange Memorial 4-H Golf Scramble

 

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
For more information contact:
Holly Harris VonLuehrte
(502) 573-0450


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will support Kentucky 4-H and honor the outgoing dean of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture at the 21st annual Roy Strange Memorial 4-H Golf Scramble June 3 at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect.

 

“I am pleased to support Kentucky 4-H with my time and my personal funds at the Roy Strange Scramble again this year,” Commissioner Comer said. “I’m also happy to have the opportunity to recognize Scott Smith on his retirement. Through his visionary leadership, UK is leading Kentucky agriculture toward a prosperous 21st century. I am grateful for all he has done for Kentucky’s farmers and agribusinesses.”

 

The Roy Strange Memorial 4-H Golf Scramble raises funds for 4-H camp scholarships and other vital programs for underprivileged youth throughout the commonwealth. All proceeds go directly to 4-H leadership development programs. The 4-H program in Kentucky serves more than 200,000 Kentucky youths every year.

 

Commissioner Comer will present an award to Smith for his commitment and service to 4-H, the Cooperative Extension Service, and Kentucky’s agriculture industry. Smith has served as dean of the UK College of Agriculture since 2001 and has maintained a close working relationship with 4-H and Extension.

 

The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. EDT. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-A along with several Kentucky Proud vendors.

 

The scramble is open to the public, and team slots and sponsorships are available. Awards will be presented during the lunch program following the scramble.

 

Corporate sponsors include Feeders Supply, CSX, Sullivan University, and Jewell Engineering.

To register, or for more information, go to www.jefferson4-hgolf.org or call Jefferson County 4-H agent Chanda Hall at (502) 569-2344.