Tag: 4-H Canada

Growing the 4-H Movement Globally: Jen Christie

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 »

Growing 4-H Leaders $1 at a Time

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 Gets Funding from CN Rail for New Leadership & Safety Programs

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 on the Forefront of Female Leadership in Ag

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 »

4-H Canada Unveils Updated Brand

4-H Canada has updated its iconic clover logo for the first time in more than 50 years. The launch and rebranding announcement was held at 4-H Canada’s annual meeting in Fredericton, N.B. on Thursday. “Today we honour our proud past and create a bright future together,” said Shannon Benner, Chief Executive Officer of 4-H Canada…. Read more »

Winners of 2014 Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition Announced

This past Saturday, November 8th, saw the 2014 Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition crown its winners at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Noah Burnett from Cormack, Newfoundland, took first place in the Junior competition with his speech discussing why he will choose a career in agriculture. First runner-up was Jyllian Kaliciak from… Read more »

Grow a Leader 4-H Campaign Runs this Week Across Canada

This week, October 13 to 20, 2014, SeCan celebrates its second year of the Grow a Leader program to support 4-H in Canada. For every bag of selected varieties of soybean seed farmers buy this week, SeCan will donate $1 to 4-H Canada. According to Jeff Reid, SeCan General Manager, “This is a perfect opportunity… Read more »