Hundreds of counties across Texas stand to benefit, as the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is currently focusing on an ambitious fundraiser called the Texas 4-H Jerky Jackpot, a delicious project designed to funnel dollars directly into programs. for 4-H county youth. The fundraiser will feature Bob Tallman’s Authentic Cowboy Beef Jerky, an artisan brand of hand-cut beef jerky and made only from beef raised on a ranch in the United States. By selling just 5 bags, each 4-Her will be the force behind the thousands of dollars poured into their county coffers.
Through this initiative, programs that teach leadership, life skills, and the value of responsibility to tens of thousands of young people in Texas’ 254 counties will be bolstered with much needed funds for every county.
“The Texas 4H Youth Development Foundation is excited about the potential income that will be generated by the ‘Jerky Jackpot’ fundraiser through its relationship with Bobby T’s Jerky,” said David White, CEO of the Foundation. “Each Texas County 4H program is expected to earn critical funds to continue providing life skills and education programs and activities to thousands of Texas youth. “
Texas breeder and 12-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Announcer of the Year, Bob Tallman has a long history with 4-H, having been a member in his youth in Winnemucca, Nevada.
“The 4-H programs offered during my younger years helped me move into the career I have today, teaching me that it was possible to follow my dreams,” said Tallman. “I have been Texan for over 40 years now and it has been a true honor for me to serve as a spokesperson for a program that has a real impact for children from rural areas to urban neighborhoods. I have seen how badly many of these countries need funding and I am delighted to be a part of the support the Foundation will be able to provide.
Supporting fundraising is easy. Go to Texas4HFoundation.org, purchase the product and have jerky delivered to your door or order it as a gift. Buyers will also be able to select the county they want to support, as well as name the 4-H member who encouraged them to buy. 4-H members will be eligible to receive prizes ranging from 4-H t-shirts and caps, Apple iPad and iPod products to an all-expenses-paid trip for themselves and two adults to the 2021 National Finals rodeo as a guest of Bob Tallman.
White also praised Fort Worth-based agency Balcom for their contribution to the development of materials used to promote fundraising.
“The fact that Balcom Agency brought its expertise to the commercialization of this fundraiser has been nothing short of amazing,” White said. Rarely have 4-Hs had such professional and compelling tools to work with to share their goals with the people of Texas. “
The Texas Jerky Jackpot Fundraiser will run until November 30. To make a purchase and support your local county, visit Texas4HFoundation.org to learn more.