In 1964, William Golub decided he wanted to offer youth the opportunity to understand and explore the relationship between farmers who grow produce and businesses which purchase the produce. Familiar with the 4-H programs and the “learn by doing” style of education, he approached Schenectady County 4-H to be a partner in this endeavor.
Over the years Golub, Inc. has supplied participants with seeds, tomato plants, marketing supplies and marketing trainings to support 4-H youth in the learning process. Cooperative Extension 4-H staff provides program structure, Master Gardeners for trainings and garden visits, records and trainings for adult volunteers. The program has expanded from just Schenectady County to Albany, Rensselaer and Schoharie County Cooperative Extension 4-H clubs; and Schenectady has extended the invitation to all Schenectady County youth in grades K-12.
Last updated July 19, 2015