Fifty-seven 4-H clubs in Alberta have been given a combined total of $27,750 by Farm Credit Canada to support various local events and activities.
In all, FCC gave out $130,000 to 263 4-H clubs across Canada, part of its $1-million, four-year commitment to 4-H Canada. In addition to supporting local 4-H activities, it supports national as well as provincial 4-H initiatives.
“The future of agriculture is bright, and we’re proud to partner with 4-H and strengthen the bond between this industry and young people,” said Cory Chalk, director of marketing programs at FCC. “We have a 25-year history with 4-H in Canada and are committed to working together to ensure young people in rural Canada continue to benefit from 4-H programs and values.”
The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500 for projects such as horse clinics, field trips, public speaking workshops, beef-clipping clinics and purchase of equipment, just to name a few. The next application period opens in fall 2015.
“FCC’s support enables us to provide unique and valuable programming for our members,” said 4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner. “Club grants help young leaders reach their full potential and these opportunities would not be possible without FCC’s generosity.”