SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Five Island 4-H clubs have received a combined $2,000 from Farm Credit Canada (FCC), which will allow the groups to plan local events and various activities.
In December, FCC announced funding of over $114,000 to 4-H clubs across Canada from the FCC 4-H Club Fund.
This fund is part of a $1 million FCC contribution over four years to 4-H Canada.
“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.
The 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. The next application period opens in summer 2019.
“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.
“Canadian agriculture provides a multitude of exciting career opportunities for anyone who wants to be part of a growing and dynamic industry," said Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay. “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 highest-quality food in the world.”
To view the list of recipients, visit fcc.ca/4-H.
P.E.I. 4-H Canada Clubs that received funding:
- Pleasant Valley 4-H Club, Breadalbane
- Points East 4-H, Souris
- Souris 4-H District
- Summerville 4-H Club, St. Peters Bay
- Wheatley River 4-H Club, North Milton