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4-H Alberta revamps, gets long-term funding

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

University students backed by 4-H for leadership

Four students honoured Feb. 10 at Ottawa event

Four Canadian university students inspired in their career paths by their 4-H experiences are getting an extra boost from the organization. The annual Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (LEAD), presented Monday during the 4-H Leadership Awards event in Ottawa, aim to recognize 4-H participants who, according to the organization, “demonstrate 4-H values in the way […] Read more


Calgary 4-H leader honoured

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

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 4h.ab.ca. 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

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

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


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