Dan Dolan, president of the Washington County Agriculture Society, received the Distinguished Friend award at the University of Minnesota Extension conference Oct. 8.
“Dan has been a tireless advocate for 4-H Youth Development in Washington County,” said Dean Bev Durgan.
Dolan leads the volunteers who advocate for county funding and raise private funds for Extension programs.
Durgan also praised Dolan for his leadership of the horse program in Washington County.
Of the Washington county 4-H budget only $50,000 comes from taxpayers; the other $130,000 comes from fund-raising.