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Ten youth receive $80,000 in scholarships

The 4-H Foundation of Alberta has awarded $80,000 to Alberta rural farm youth who must leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. The awards, the largest monetary scholarships given out by 4-H Alberta come from Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship (which was created by Lillian and Edward Ness in honour of […] Read more

Albertan wins prestigious 4-H L.E.A.D. scholarship

Albertan Courtney Taylor is one of four winners of 4-H Canada’s top scholarships, the Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.). The highly sought-after scholarship recognizes four outstanding 4-H members who demonstrate personal development, community impact, and leadership excellence in each of 4-H Canada’s four leadership development Pillars. They honour youth who have become exceptional leaders […] Read more

4-H Alberta registration now open

Registration to remain open until Dec. 1

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

The 4-H Foundation of Alberta has awarded $80,000 in scholarships to 10 Alberta rural farm youth.

Ten 4-H’ers share $80,000 in scholarships

The 4-H Foundation of Alberta has awarded the largest monetary scholarship in 4-H Alberta’s history. Through the 2018 Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship, the foundation has awarded $80,000 in scholarships to 10 Alberta rural farm youth for their studies that began in the fall of 2018. The scholarship was originally established in 2008, […] Read more

Young Guns contest underway

Entry deadline is May 31

Young people involved in beef 4-H, junior cattle shows, or beef production can win $1,000 in the Young Guns contest put on by Alberta Beef Producers. The focus of this year’s contest is on the young producers themselves. Youth between the ages of eight and 21 are being asked to talk about how cattle and […] Read more

Youth Service Leaders are paired with groups participating in 4-H’s Club to Club Exchange, a program in which two 4-H groups from different parts of the country take turns hosting and visiting each other.

Four Albertans chosen as Youth Service Leaders

Four Albertans are among the 22 young people chosen for this year’s Hands to Larger Service program. The program gives senior 4-H youth and young alumni the opportunity to travel across the country in the summer, working in partnership with youth taking part in 4-H Canada’s Club to Club Exchanges to plan and implement community […] Read more

4-H clubs receive $114,000 in grants

Sixty 4-H clubs in Alberta have received $29,585 from Farm Credit Canada 4-H Club Fund. The fund awards up to $500 for a wide range of projects including achievement days, skill-building workshops, field trips, public speaking competitions, and the purchase of club supplies. In total, the fund gave grants totalling $114,250 to 233 4-H clubs […] Read more

4-H leadership awards gala coming up

Event to be held in Saskatoon on Jan. 31

4-H Canada will hold its second annual leadership awards in Saskatoon on Jan. 31. The leadership awards recognize outstanding 4-H members, leaders, and alumni who are contributing to 4-H in Canada and their communities. The event is 4-H Canada’s premier annual fundraising event, and the organization is looking for travel vouchers, event tickets, unique experiences, […] Read more

Trio inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame

Nora Paulovich along with Mark and Pat Sayers are the newest inductees into the 4-H Hall of Fame. Paulovich, from Manning, has been a 4-H leader and volunteer for more than 20 years. “She has made positive impacts to the 4-H program both in the Peace region and across the province,” the Agriculture Ministry said […] Read more