Planting seeds to grow next generation farmers
FCC doles out $114,250 to 4-H clubs across Canada
The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund is providing $114,250 to 233 4-H clubs across Canada to support local events and various activities.
In Nova Scotia, 22 4-H clubs received a combined total of $10,950, with Falmouth’s Border Riders 4-H Club, Port Williams’ Cornwallis Project 4-H Club, Torbrook West’s Misty Trails 4-H Club, and the Newport 4-H Club being the local clubs to benefit.
The fund is part of FCC’s $1 million contribution committed over four years to 4-H Canada. This contribution, in addition to supporting local 4-H activities, supports national, as well as provincial, 4-H initiatives.
“This is a long-term investment in a national organization dedicated to developing leadership, confidence and values in young people who want to contribute to this vibrant and dynamic industry,” said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC, in a press release.
“By supporting 4-H clubs across Canada, the FCC 4-H Club Fund is helping plant the seeds for the next generation of successful farmers, agri-food and agribusiness entrepreneurs.”
The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500 for a wide range of projects, including achievement days, skill-building workshops, field trips, public-speaking competitions, and the purchase of club supplies, just to name a few.
The next application period opens in summer 2019.
Helping to develop thriving and vibrant agricultural communities is a shared goal of FCC and 4-H Canada, reflecting a partnership that has supported Canadian communities for more than 25 years.
With this funding, 4-H Canada can continue to offer programs and activities that help develop responsible, caring and contributing young Canadians.
“The 4-H movement in Canada continues to thrive through the generosity of visionary partners like FCC, who share the same values and commitment to engaging young leaders at the grassroots level in communities across Canada,” said 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner, in a press release.
“Canadian agriculture provides a multitude of exciting career opportunities for anyone who wants to be part of a growing and dynamic industry,” said Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
“For many young people, 4-H clubs across Canada open the doors to possibilities and provide a clear path for a successful career. The future of Canadian agriculture depends on our ability to attract innovative and energetic young people, who will contribute to an industry that produces among the safest and highestquality food in the world.”
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