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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


New program focused on well-being of rural youth

4-H Canada is launching a new two-year initiative “that supports the emotional and physical well-being of rural youth across Canada.” The first year of the 4-H Canada Healthy Living Initiative, which will launch in spring, will address mental health issues faced by rural youth. “Young people living in rural and remote communities are at greater risk […] Read more

4-H Foundation awards largest set of scholarships

The 4-H Foundation of Alberta has awarded the largest monetary scholarship in 4-H Alberta’s history — a total of $80,000 to 10 young rural Albertans. The Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship assists farm youth who must leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. The scholarship was established by Lillian and Edward […] Read more



One of the community service projects constructed by Club to Club Exchange participants this summer was a picnic structure at the exhibition grounds in Barrington, N.S.

New community service program offers training for young leaders

After a successful run-out this summer, 4-H Canada is expanding its Hands to Larger Service component of its Club to Club Exchange program. “Next summer, 30 youth service leaders will be travelling across Canada to lead and promote community engagement, volunteerism and service, and to help create a culture of service for Canadian youth,” 4-H […] Read more