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!
- 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.