Garden winner Hansen earns award from Green Leaf, 4-H
Green Leaf Inc., an Indiana manufacturer of agricultural products, and Indiana 4-H Youth Development have named Kelly Hansen of Greencastle as Putnam County's Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner.
During the Putnam County 2014 fair Hansen was named the 4-H Garden grand champion, and in addition was recognized by the fair as the Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner, a new award presented this year.
Hansen received a $25 Visa gift card and plaque.
As one of the 92 county fair 4-H grand prize gardening winners, Hansen is now eligible to be considered for one of nine regional Green Leaf 4-H prizes to be presented in each of the following markets: Chicago, Cincinnati, Evansville, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Louisville, South Bend and Terre Haute.
Regional winners will receive a $50 Visa gift card and trophy.
"For countless years, 4-H has enriched the lives of youth," Sasha Stanton, marketing director of Fontanet--based Green Leaf, said. "As a business in the agricultural industry, Green Leaf endeavors to give back to our community in a way that helps youth cultivate an appreciation for gardening and for our earth. We are thrilled to partner with Indiana 4-H Youth Development to encourage young Hoosiers to garden."
Green Leaf Inc. began manufacturing products for the agricultural industry in 1979 and has grown to specialize in designing and manufacturing injection molded nylon and polypropylene agricultural products.
Green Leaf utilizes fully automated robotics in its manufacturing and the latest equipment in product stamping and special packaging. Its products are available through various distribution networks and retail outlets.
Through its line of liquid handling products, including valves, cam lever couplings and fittings, Green Leaf continually strives to meet current needs of customers, while anticipating future needs. More about Green Leaf can be found at green-leaf.us.
Indiana 4-H Youth Development's mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world. More on Indiana 4-H Youth Development can be found at four-h.purdue.edu.