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Alberta 4-H clubs get FCC funding

Fifty-two 4-H clubs in Alberta are beneficiaries of Farm Credit Canada’s 4-H Club Fund.

The farm lender donated $122,000 to 251 4-H clubs across Canada to support various local events and activities, with $26,000 going to Alberta clubs.

The fund is part of FCC’s $1-million contribution committed over four years to 4-H Canada. This contribution, in addition to supporting local 4-H activities, supports national as well as provincial 4-H initiatives.

“We’re proud to partner with 4-H and strengthen the bond between this industry and young people because they are the future of the industry,” said Todd Klink, the lender’s executive vice-president and chief marketing officer.

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The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500 for projects such as achievement days, horse clinics, field trips, public-speaking workshops and purchase of equipment, just to name a few. The next application period opens in fall 2016.

“We are thankful to FCC for its continued support of 4-H in Canada, and the unique and valuable opportunities it helps to provide for our members at the grassroots level,” said 4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner.

To view the list of recipients, go to www.4-h-canada.ca/fcc4hclubfund.

4-H Canada provides young Canadians with the tools and guidance to build leadership skills in a safe, fun and inclusive environment. It has more than 25,000 members and 7,700 volunteer leaders.

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