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Megan Harper AgriCorps Fundraiser

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BENEFITING: Agricorps Inc

Megan Harper

THE STORY:

Starting in August 2017, I will be working as an AgriCorps fellow in Liberia. AgriCorps connects American Agriculture Professionals to the demand for experiential, school-based, agricultural education in developing countries (currently Liberia and Ghana). This will enable me to connect my experiences in the agriculture to help provide the assistance needed for a community to teach leaders how to use their resources to use agriculture to sustain themselves.
In Liberia, I will:
-Work with young Liberian leaders committed to farming as a science and a business
- Increase food security standards in my community through improved agriculture production and value chains
- Train teachers within my community to spread new techniques and technologies in order to promote sustainable agriculture
- Facilitate strategic planning sessions for 4-H or FFA as a "co-community leader”

For many, finding a source of safe and consistent food supply is a daily struggle. There are more than 850 million people that suffer from malnutrition all around the world. 70% of individuals that live in extreme poverty live in rural or agrarian areas. Ghanaians people have the resources, they just need to be taught how to use them

"Go to the people: live with them, learn from them, love them, start with what they know, build with what they have. But the best leaders, when the job is done, the task accomplished, they will say: 'We have done it ourselves.'" -Lao Tzu
“I don’t fear failure. I just fear being successful at things that don’t matter.” –Bob Warren 

These words have been in the back of my mind as I have been persistently challenged and required me to re-examine my life throughout my collegiate career. This desire to make my life count has become stronger as I have tried to discern my path and direction after graduation. I want to be a part of something that makes a difference in the lives of people. Life is short, we must make it count. Please don't hear me say the only way to make it count is to travel across the world and teach agriculture. Our place of impact is wherever we are. For a longer, more fully explained "why" check out my blog.


Through this experience, I hope to grow alongside my fellow community and AgriCorps members during my 11 month journey. I have been given a platform to compassionately serve others around me. I only need to raise about 5% of what it takes for an AgriCorps Fellow to serve ($40,000+). Fundraising deadline is JUNE 15. By donating to AgriCorps, you will be supporting the organization in establishing 4-H clubs and FFA programs and training local farmers to better feed themselves, their families, and their country! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at meganlharper@gmail.com or you can learn more about AgriCorps by visiting www.agricorps.org. Whether or not you can help support me financially, I would greatly appreciate your prayers as I prepare for Liberia and while I am there. Thanks for your time and consideration.
With love always,
Megan Harper

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$2,845

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tony and Janeen Tramble

    $25

  • Trigg County 4-H

    $50

  • Groth Family

    $150

  • Abbey

     

  • Calloway County 4-H Leaders Council

    $50

  • Pendleton County 4-H Council

    $50

  • Morgan Mayer

    $15

  • Cody & Angela Rakes

    $50

  • The Nixes

    $25

  • Marshall County 4-H Council

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Dan and Vi Wood

    $100

  • MadDog ?

    $75

  • Sheldon

     

  • Kathy Jo Stubblefield

    $50

  • Brian and Denise Martin

    $300

  • Rebecca & Cameron Billington

    $25

  • Kirby Green

     

  • Stefan Fink

    $50

  • Relissa Torian

    $50

  • Caldwell County 4-H

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Doris Hamilton

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sharon Furches

    $100

  • Larry and Susan Blakely

    $50

  • Aaron

    $100

  • Arthur Green

    $50

  • Clark County 4-H Council

    $200

  • Matt and Christy Mattingly

    $100

  • Andrea Darby

    $25

  • Athalia & Tom

     

  • Trigg County 4-H Bonus Donation

    $50

  • Monsanto/Dekalb Match Donation

    $50

  • Hardin County 4-H Council

    $50

  • Anna Leigh Peek

    $20

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114% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,845 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anna Leigh Peek

Anna Leigh Peek

DONATION: $20

Joshua 1:9 1 year ago

Hardin County 4-H Council

Hardin County 4-H Council

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Monsanto/Dekalb Match Donation

Monsanto/Dekalb Match Donation

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Trigg County 4-H Bonus Donation

Trigg County 4-H Bonus Donation

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Athalia & Tom

Athalia & Tom

Love you..can't wait to follow your blog 2 years ago

Andrea Darby

Andrea Darby

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Matt and Christy Mattingly

Matt and Christy Mattingly

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Clark County 4-H Council

Clark County 4-H Council

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Arthur Green

Arthur Green

DONATION: $50

Megan, Thanks for your letter concerning your commitment to AgriCorps for 2017-2018. It is a great cause and I wish you much success. As an FFA alumni association we have no funds for this activity; however I have enclosed a check to assist you. I will share your request at our alumni convention on June 7 in Lexington during the state FFA convention. Arthur Green Kentucky FFA Alumni President 2 years ago

Aaron

Aaron

DONATION: $100

2 years ago