The Casey County Extension District Board did not review their budget, despite the requests and concerns of county taxpayers, and effectively eliminated the 4-H program in this county.
Instead of funding the 4-H agent's position, which brought in an additional $10,000 last year in grants to support youth programs, they elected to build a meeting facility smaller than one currently available at Gateway Park.
People put time and money into what they value. Dedicated volunteers of 4-H donate our time and our money to support our youth. This district board said their decision was "a matter of priorities," their undeniable message being that a building is more important than our children.