Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced 4-H Canada will receive up to $3 million over three years for the development and delivery of innovative programs and initiatives across Canada. The funding comes from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) AgriCompetitiveness program. Minister Bibeau made the announcement to a group of 70 4-H youth… Read More

New this year for 4-H Canada, kids will have the option to learn and develop their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills. Clubs across Canada will take part in a science experiment dubbed ‘in a box’. The kits provided to the kids contain all the components needed to build a wearable health monitor following… Read More

Elaine Froese has been named the recipient of 4-H Canada’s first-ever distinguished alumni award. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and leadership of 4-H alumni across Canada, in the areas of community engagement and communications, science and technology, environment, and healthy living, or sustainable agriculture and food security. Froese is being recognized for her accomplishments in community… Read More

For the first time in its history 4-H Canada has been granted a viceregal patronage, granted by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. A viceregal patronage is a practice of recognizing “exceptional contributions to Canadian society, showcasing excellence and bringing special attention to worthy causes.” In order to obtain viceregal patronage,… Read More

Over 200 4-H Canada clubs got the green light for various activities and events they’ll hold next year, with funding through the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund. FCC announced this week $114,250 will flow to the youth leadership organization. “4-H Canada is extremely grateful for our longstanding partnership with FCC, and for its continued… Read More

More than 500 4-H leaders and youth from around the world are in Ottawa this week for the Global 4-H Network Summit. Only the second time it’s been held, 4-H Canada is hosting the summit in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in Ottawa. The first Global 4-H Network Summit was held in Seoul, Korea… Read More

Next year marks Canada’s 150th birthday, and you can bet there will be some phenomenal events held in conjunction with the occasion. For the agriculture industry, 4-H Canada is planning a summit of global proportions. In this interview filmed at October’s Advancing Women Conference, Shaun Haney sits down with Jen Christie (@savvyfarmgirl), newly-minted chair of… Read More

More than $140,000 over the past three years. That’s the latest tally for SeCan’s ongoing ‘Grow a Leader’ program that sees the seed company contribute $1 for every unit of soybean seed purchased by grower customers during its ‘early order’ week in October. SeCan communications manager Brenda Trask explains that the program is based on… Read More

4-H Canada announced new leadership and safety programs at Agribition in Regina on Wednesday following a $600,000 financial commitment from CN Rail. 4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner explained the new annual Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.) will recognize senior members with four-year $5,000 per year scholarships for post-secondary studies. They’ll also be matched with a mentor… Read More

4-H has historically been a male-oriented organization, going back to the early days in Roland, Manitoba in 1913. But, female involvement has grown, with women taking many leadership positions in the last decade or two. In fact, around 60 percent of 4-H Canada members are now female — well above the average mix of women at… Read More