It's more than about the ribbons and the trophies.  It's the experience, life skills learned, and the pride of working hard to get the job done.  4-H benefits many youth in our area, and helps develop leaders.   Platte Valley Auto is a leader in the auto industry and has been for over 30 years.  This year, Platte Valley Auto was able to help provide a couple vehicles to deliver and pick up local 4-H projects at the Nebraska State Fair.

As you can imagine, all of those projects need to be judged, and organized for each county and it can be quite the experience seeing the action behind the scenes for the first time, "I can see why each county sends the extension leaders to haul the projects, since there are so many! It's organized chaos at it's best,"  says Marylyn Barnett from Platte Valley Auto.  She volunteered to help haul some projects in a Ford Expedition from the local dealership. 

Some projects are quite delicate and you don't want to mess anything up before a judge gets a chance to see it.  Marylyn from Platte Valley Auto says, "The Ford Expedition was perfect since the seats lay down and it's a smooth enough ride that items stay in place.  It's a great family vehicle you can drive with confidence, have plenty of room!"

Congrats to all the 4-Hers who finished projects!  Hope you had a great time at the Fair!   Platte Valley Auto is proud to be able to help our local leaders and local youth.   Check out our Ford Expeditions online at