GFM Network News

4-H Alberta gets first elected board

Reading Time: < 1 minute 4-H Alberta has its first elected board after forming last year when three organizations — the 4-H Council of Alberta, the 4-H Foundation of Alberta, and the 4-H section of Alberta Agriculture — joined together. Andy Pittman, who has more than 20 years of 4-H experience and was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame […] Read more

New 4-H scholarship announced

New 4-H scholarship announced

Reading Time: < 1 minute The newly established Marilyn Sharp 4-H Scholarship will be available this fall for 4-H members from the West Central Region who are starting their post-secondary studies. Sharp has been involved with 4-H since she began working as a district home economist with Alberta Agriculture in 1964 and was the first woman elected president of Canadian […] Read more

Stacy Price (left) and Andy Pittman.

Stacy Price and Andy Pittman newest 4-H Hall inductees

Reading Time: < 1 minute Stacy Price and Andy Pittman are the newest inductees in the Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame, which honours volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to the 4-H program in the province. Price has served as a club leader, on the executive on the Calgary Stampede 4-H Parade Committee (for 23 years), district executive and president […] Read more

4-H Alberta registration now open

Reading Time: < 1 minute Registration is now open for 4-H Alberta’s 2020-21 club year. “We understand this year will be different than previous ones and empathize with the difficulties in finding a location to accommodate members for meetings and project events,” the organization says on its website at The website has registration forms for youth, adults and clubs. […] Read more

Wearing green isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute For many years, 4-H clubs have urged members and supporters to wear green in November to show their support for the organization. The Show Your 4-H Colours promotion has also been a way to fundraise by selling green 4-H T-shirts. But this year, “young people need us now more than ever, as they navigate the […] Read more

4-H online auctions to help charities and food banks

4-H online auctions to help charities and food banks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Albertans are invited to support local charities, and uplift 4-H members as they complete their livestock projects in new online ways. From now through June 30, there will be 77 sales where 4-H members will be showcasing and offering steers, lambs, hogs and/or goats for purchase. There are 24 charity projects — 22 steers and two […] Read more

Members of the Fort Saskatchewan 4-H Beef Club at Santas Anonymous in December.

‘Learn to do by doing’ sums up 4-H pandemic response

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like many other agricultural groups, 4-H clubs have had to adapt to life under COVID-19. “When they first closed everything down, we said we were going to finish the year, no matter what, and every kid’s steer was going to get sold, no matter what,” said Murray Skippen, general leader of the Fort Saskatchewan 4-H […] Read more

4-H Alberta revamps, gets long-term funding

4-H Alberta revamps, gets long-term funding

Reading Time: < 1 minute 4-H Alberta has struck a deal with the province that will see it receive stable funding for the next decade while revamping its organizational structure. The organization hailed the changes as “a bold new blueprint for the future of the 4-H movement in the province.” “After extensive consultations throughout Alberta, the three partners responsible for […] Read more

4-H camps registration open

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s time for 4-H families in Alberta to start planning their summer adventures. There are seven provincial camps and registration is open until May 1. “The camps are topic specific, and most of them are done at our Alberta 4-H Centre,” said Cameron Horner, 4-H communications and marketing specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “It […] Read more

4-H Alberta registration now open

Registration to remain open until Dec. 1

Reading Time: < 1 minute Registration for the 2019-20 4-H Alberta club year is now open until Dec. 1. Leaders can register existing clubs and all their members and volunteer leaders online at Those looking to join a club, needing help to register their club, or wanting more information can call 780-422-4H4H (4444) to speak with a 4-H specialist. […] Read more