At Coterra, our commitment to the agriculture community runs deep. This year, we are immensely proud to continue our tradition of supporting the annual 4-H livestock auction at the Harford Fair, an event that showcases the remarkable efforts of these aspiring farmers.
Coterra partnered with Congressman Dan Meuser, State Rep. Jonathon Fritz, and Down To Earth Equipment rentals to purchase four market hogs from Madyson Sebring (Delmonicos 4-H Club), Adriana Salansky (Born to Show 4-H Club), Emma Fearnly (Born to Show 4-H Club), and Kail Havatine (Sizzlin Steaks 4-H Club). In total, Coterra and its partners invested $13,356.50 in this year’s auction. The proceeds from will cover the costs of raising this year’s hogs, future 4-H projects, and educational aspirations. The commitment from these young ladies is impressive. Their passion for agriculture is evident and we are sure they will succeed at anything they pot their effort too!
Rep. Dan Meuser stated, “The Pennsylvania 4-H helps the Commonwealth’s youth reach their full potential by instilling in children life-long lessons that mold them into successful members of our community,” Meuser said. “I saw the good work of the 4-H on full display this past week at the famous Harford Fair where they were diligently caring for animals and preparing them for the livestock auction. I applaud the young men and women of the 4-H for partnering with CEO Northeast Regional Food Bank to build out a donation program for the meat to local food banks. I was happy to join Coterra in donating a pig to this fantastic program. As a member of the Susquehanna County Farm Bureau, I have participated in this auction for several years and look forward to continuing my involvement in the future.”
For the second consecutive year, Coterra has taken a significant step by ensuring that our involvement goes beyond just the auction. The four market hogs purchase will find their way to local food banks, helping those who are less fortunate. The meat from these animals is not only of the highest quality but also incredibly nutritious. This initiative is carried out in conjunction with CEO Weinberg Northeast Regional Foodbank and Waldron Custom Meats, a USDA certified butcher. This partnership reflection our shared commitment to ending hunger throughout the region.
State Rep jonathan Fritz stated, “Susquehanna County’s 4-H program thrives thanks to the hardworking youngsters, their parents, and a community that understand the significance of keeping the spirt of farming alive. When combined with supporting local food banks, you’ve got a total win, win scenario.”
“At Coterra, we believe in supporting the youth involved in agriculture while simultaneously addressing the pressing issue of food scarcity in our communities,” says George Stark, Director of External Affairs at Coterra. “This initiative embodies our core values and allows us to make a meaningful impact in Northeast Pa.”
As we reflect on this year’s livestock auction, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to stand beside these young farmers and contribute to the well-being of our community. Coterra’s mission extends beyond business, and our involvement in the 4-H livestock auction exemplifies our commitment to creating a positive and meaningful impact not only in northeast PA but all our operational regions across the country.