FCC contributes $114,250 to 233 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.
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. “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 an enduring 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 who will effect positive change in the world around them.
“4-H Canada is extremely grateful for our longstanding partnership with FCC, and for its continued support of the 4-H Club Fund,” said 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner. “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.”
“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 highest-quality food in the world.”
To view the list of recipients, visit www.fcc.ca/4-H.
For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has close to 25,000 members and more than 7,700 volunteers, providing young Canadians with the tools and guidance to build leadership skills in a safe, fun and inclusive environment. To learn more about 4-H Canada, visit 4-h-canada.ca.
FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $33 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, our profits are reinvested back into the agriculture and food industry we serve and the communities where our customers and employees live and work while providing an appropriate return to our shareholder. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter.
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