Missouri’s 4-H gets behind Invest An Acre program

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Members of the 4-H Club in Missouri are urging farmers to take part in a new initiative to fight hunger in rural America.

Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, unveiled the “Invest an Acre” program last year.

The goal is to encourage farmers to donate profits from the sale of one acre’s crop to Feeding America. The charity will use the money to support food banks in rural communities.

The University of Missouri Extension says 4-H clubs are promoting the program through display booths. They’re also hosting meals, speaking at farmer meetings and passing out snacks at grain elevators.

Pledge cards can be filled out at any time during the growing season, at harvest or at the time of delivery to the elevator.

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