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The 4-H motto — Learn to do by doing — is “such a powerful thing,” says Kurt Kinnear.

4-H will continue to play to its strengths, says new CEO

The pandemic has challenged the organization but also shown its strengths, says Kurt Kinnear

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kurt Kinnear never participated in 4-H in his youth, but he can’t wait to dig in now. The new CEO of 4-H Alberta has, however, been involved with youth programming for most of his life. “It sounds cliché, but youth are our future,” said Kinnear. “There are some kids that I’ve met who are really […] Read more

Ag for Life seeks youth council members

Application deadline Sept. 17

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture for Life is seeking Alberta youth aged 16 to 21 to join its agriculture youth council. The council will pilot Ag for Life programs and resources, and provide insight and ideas on types of programs and ag-related topics for youth. The council will have eight to 12 members and is open to both urban […] Read more


Cameron Olson brought the view from his family’s ranch in southern Alberta to an international youth summit in Belgium last month.

Youth summit gives young Albertans a global view of agriculture

Reading Time: 3 minutes After attending a global summit for young ag leaders, Cameron Olson is even more excited about agriculture and its possibilities. Talking to some of the other 100 youth delegates from 49 countries at the four-day Youth Ag-Summit in Belgium last month was an eye-opening and energizing experience, said the 24-year-old from Rocky View. “There were […] Read more