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Grants for 4-H clubs available

Reading Time: < 1 minute 4-H clubs can receive a grant of up to $500 from the FCC 4-H Club Fund — but only if they apply before Oct. 31.  Farm Credit Canada is putting up $100,000 for clubs across the country. The grants can be used for existing programs, costs associated with local events and exchanges, supporting volunteers, or […] Read more

New at-home learning program for 4-H’ers

New at-home learning program for 4-H’ers

Reading Time: < 1 minute 4-H Canada’s newest at-home learning initiative, Dig Into Soil, gives youth the opportunity to explore the relationship between sustainable agricultural practices, soil conservation, food security and climate change, and consider the impact their own choices can have. An all-new activity kit, available online, gives 4-H’ers fun, hands-on ways to learn about the importance of healthy […] Read more


4-H gets $600,000 funding pledge from BASF

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following a one-year agreement, 4-H Canada has renewed its partnership with BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions in a three-year deal that will see the youth organization receive $600,000. BASF is supporting the Community Engagement & Communications program. “This program empowers young people to make a positive difference in the world by volunteering in their local community […] 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


Courtney Taylor (right) is presented with her Leadership Excellence Award of Distinction by Stefanie Nagelschmitz, chair of Canadian 4-H Foundation.

Albertan wins $20,000 4-H scholarship

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta’s Courtney Taylor is one of four winners of 4-H Canada’s Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction. The $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students who “demonstrate 4-H values in the way they live their lives” and have become exceptional leaders through the program. Recipients are also paired with a mentor to help guide them in their […] Read more

Calgary 4-H leader honoured

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lori Nielsen of Prairie Winds 4-H Club in Calgary is one of five winners of 4-H Canada’s Provincial Volunteer Leader of the Year Award. The awards are driven by nominations from 4-H members who want to share the positive impact their leaders have had on them and their communities. Lisa Patton of the Truro-North River […] Read more


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Kim McConnell honoured by 4-H Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta’s Kim McConnell has been named an Honorary Member of 4-H Canada. The distinction is bestowed upon individuals whose dedication and passionate contributions have advanced the 4-H movement in Canada. McConnell has been giving back to his community since his days in Hamiota, Manitoba’s 4-H Beef Club, the longest continually active 4-H club in Canada. […] Read more

4-H Canada launches national fundraiser

Reading Time: < 1 minute 4-H Canada is launching its first-ever national fundraising campaign that will see participating 4-H’ers sell seeds, bulbs, and roots from Veseys Seeds Ltd. Sixty per cent of sales will go back into supporting 4-H in Canada, with over half of the profit staying local. “Our youth members told us they wanted to be part of […] Read more


The Discover Science initiative is aimed at encouraging 4-H’ers to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

New program will encourage 4-H’ers to develop STEM skills

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new initiative will give 4-H’ers the opportunity to develop their skills and interest in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — a group of subjects known as STEM. For the first year of this initiative, 4-H clubs will take part in a science experiment ‘in a box.’ “With this initiative, our goal […] Read more