It’s Monday, which means we’re excited for another RealAg LIVE! Today’s episode puts a spotlight on 4H Canada, with host Kara Oosterhuis and 4H Canada’s Liz Jarvis.

Don’t miss the LIVE! weekdays at 1 pm M/3 pm E. Tuesday’s show features singer/songwriter Corb Lund!

SUMMARY

  • 4-H! Should we start with the pledge?
  • COVID-19 impacts on clubs in 2020?
  • Adapted to at-home learning, online learning, just like everyone else has had to
  • Agriculture is still the number one program, but there are new focuses too.
  • Community engagement, science and tech, fastest area of growth. STEM. Precision ag, drones, coding
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Moving to career-focused streams: mentorship
  • Help from the agriculture sector comes in many forms
  • Where do most of the participants come from?
  • The pandemic has brought new interest in food related clubs but in urban settings
  • What would you have taken if you had had a chance to take 4-H?
  • Public speaking training is invaluable
  • Moving to a hybrid model in 2021?
  • In person meetings are definitely missed and many clubs
  • But some components — like digital infrastructure — will be updated and remain
  • It’s OK to start in the mid-teens! You don’t have to start at 10, join any time
  • Careers programming and scholarships are available and that is attractive to some older teens
  • Outreach to schools is often provincial
  • There’s inherent leadership with youth — and we need to listen to them, give them a seat at the table, and working together. Example: recent mental health initiatives.

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