Introducing north to 4-Hers goal of new Man. president

MINITONAS, Man. — Introducing 4-Hers to northern Manitoba has long been a goal of incoming Manitoba 4-H Council president Brandy Dvorak. She recalled her own experience as a child in 4-H travelling to Churchill by train to whale watch and see the nickel mine, Prince of Wales Fort and Pisew Falls. “I’d like to expand […] Read more

The queen of all things fun

OTTAWA — Saying yes to all project ideas opens up a world of opportunities for young people, said a 4-H leader. Caroline Boddy, who spoke at the recent Global 4-H Network Summit in Ottawa, detailed the benefits of her leadership style. “I say yes with all my heart and follow those kids wherever they want […] Read more

4-H empowers, incites change

Five thousand Gambians lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better life in 2016. Ousman Sonko of the Rural Development Institute in Gambia thinks young people hold the key to improving life in his country of 1.8 million people. During the Global 4-H Network Summit, where young people and […] Read more

Alberta 4-Her wins national volunteer leader award

Life is all about community for Caroline Boddy. Her contributions to her adopted community of Forestburg in east-central Alberta and 4-H earned her the 2016 national volunteer leader of the year by a panel of judges, who made their selection from a pool of provincial winners. Boddy has been involved with 4-H since her childhood […] Read more

4-Her pulls hat trick at Calgary show

For the third time the grand champion steer from Calgary’s 4-H on Parade has gone to Jacey Massey, who at 14 is an experienced showman and livestock judge. Her 1,425 pound black steer sold for $5.50 a lb. to Hirsche Fraser Meats at Okotoks, Alta. A member of the Irricana Multi Club, Massey also won […] Read more

Program links students with mentors

The 4-H leadership program provides university scholarships and valuable advice from experts in their field

Discovering the successes of high profile athletes and businesspeople is influencing 4-H alumni navigating their own career paths. Western Canadians Jessica Mayes, Eveline Juce and Erinn Jones, along with Joshua Power of Newfoundland and Labrador, each received $20,000 and were matched with mentors related to their fields of interest through the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence […] Read more

4-Hers ponder career options

NOBLETON, Ont. — Robert Larsen thought he wanted to be a veterinarian until he found out how much of a vet’s time is spent doing pregnancy checks on dairy cows. Instead, the Prince Edward Island 4-Her will take a business degree before returning to his family’s bee farm. “I’ve decided now what would benefit me […] Read more

4-H partnership delivers tractor safety videos

RICHMOND, B.C. — Risks with operating or being around tractors and farm machinery are high for young people living on farms, and education needs to start young. WorkSafeBC, 4-H British Columbia and AgSafe have teamed up to create two new agriculture safety videos, 4-H Working Safely on Tractors and 4-H Working Safely Around Tractors. They […] Read more

Preventing food waste critical to growing population

NOBLETON, Ont. — Tonnes of food are discarded every year in Canada at a time when hunger is a global concern. Jewel Mazur, a farm production extension specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, said an increasing world population will need 70 percent more food to feed itself by 2050, yet 60 percent of vegetables grown in her […] Read more

Alberta 4-H celebrates 100 years

For an organization that is almost 100 years old, 4-H Alberta isn’t showing its age. That must be because its members have always been ages nine to 20. The youth club will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and the southern region announced its celebratory plans Sept. 27. The 56 clubs in the southern zone, […] Read more