Farm Credit Corporation renews support for 4-H Canada

Farm Credit Corporation has renewed its 25-year-old partnership with 4-H Canada until 2018.

FCC’s annual 4-H Canada funding commitment of $250,000 supports national, provincial, and club level programs and initiatives, including the popular FCC 4-H Club Fund. The announcement was made at 4-H Canada’s annual general meeting last month.

“From supporting program development at 4-H Canada, to events and initiatives with the provincial associations right down to club activities, FCC is proud to support 4-H at all levels,” said Todd Klink, an FCC vice-president. “We’re very excited to be solidifying our strong partnership with 4-H until 2018, and doing our part in creating future leaders who are positively impacting communities across Canada.”

“We are grateful for the support that our partner FCC has contributed to the 4-H movement in Canada for the past quarter-century,” said 4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner. “As our most generous corporate partner, we have truly built something special and long lasting for 4-H clubs across Canada. The positive outcomes and tangible benefits can be seen across the country.”

Many clubs choose to put their Club Fund package towards Achievement Days, where members show off their accomplishments to their family and community.

“It’s a chance to evaluate how much you as a show person and how much your animal have improved over the year,” said Kendra Elliott, who will be showing a market steer, a heifer and a continuation heifer at the Pipestone 4-H Beef Club Achievement Days in Manitoba this month. “It’s fantastic to know that FCC supports us. These events bring a lot of meaning, a sense of accomplishment and memories to the life of every 4-H’er.”

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