What’s New


Announcement of new Chief Executive Officer for 4-H Alberta

4-H Transition
posted Jul 7

The Board of Directors of 4-H Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Kinnear as the organization's first chief executive officer, effective July 13, 2020.

Please read the news release here for more information on this appointment.

Click here to keep up to date on the 4-H Transition


At Home with 4-H

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posted Jun 30

Learn more about our distance 4-H outreach programming for members and leaders.                          

4-H Alberta SCOOP Newsletter for JULY

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posted Jun 30

What’s happening in 4-H Alberta in JULY? Check out the JULY edition of the 4-H SCOOP to stay up-to-date on district, regional and provincial news and events.


COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertan

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posted May 28

Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.


4-H Alberta Operations Committee Quarterly Connection

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posted Feb 7

Read up on what has been happening with the 4-H Alberta Operations Committee Quarterly Connection. In the report you will find brief information from each of the following: 4-H Council of Alberta, 4-H Foundation of Alberta, 4-H Section- Government of Alberta, 4-H Alberta Provincial Advisory Committees. Click here to read the report.

The next report will be available at the beginning of April 2020. 

Alberta leaders inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

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posted Jan 17

Two outstanding Albertans are being recognized for their longtime service to 4-H and their communities.

Alberta leaders inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

Minister Dreeshen with the 2019 4-H Hall of Fame inductees.

Sally Barkwell and Leora Carothers are the 2019 inductees into Alberta’s 4-H Hall of Fame.

“Congratulations to this year’s 4-H Hall of Fame inductees. These individuals have contributed countless hours to 4-H and embody its selfless spirit of volunteerism and community building. Thank you for your leadership with this important rural youth development program.”    Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

The 4-H Hall of Fame honours exceptional 4-H leaders for exemplary service, mentorship and volunteerism in their communities. Candidates are nominated by their 4-H peers and are evaluated based on their demonstrated leadership qualities, community references and contributions to 4-H, agriculture and their local communities.

4-H Alberta is recognized as the premier youth leadership organization in Alberta. Working together in a vibrant, thriving environment, 4-H Alberta leaders connect people, ideas and communities for a lifetime of benefit. 4-H Alberta is the largest youth organization in the province, with more than 250,000 alumni.


Sally Barkwell, from Peace River, is a passionate and avid supporter of the 4-H program and values the skills it teaches members, especially communication and leadership. A 20-year volunteer, Sally has worked tirelessly with    4-H Alberta to ensure that the needs of the peace region are met.

Leora Carothers, from Stettler, has been a 4-H leader and volunteer for more than 30 years. A constant source of energy and enthusiasm, Leora combines her wealth of knowledge and leadership to ensure that members get the best possible experience from the 4-H program.


4-H Alberta Program Impact Reports

posted Nov 14

4-H ALBERTA offers many programs to 4-H members between the ages of 9-20. How does 4-H Alberta programs impact the 4-H youth? We have available for you to review the impact reports on Summer Camps, Sheep Show, Beef Heifer Show and the Steer Carcass Competition.


4-H Club Recruitment Tools Available

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posted Sep 9

Two tools have been created to help recruit members and/or leaders/volunteers to join your 4-H club. Click here for recruitment tools such as a posters or postcards.


The 4-H Pledge gets an Update!

The 4-H Pledge
posted Aug 7

As of July 11, 2019, the 4-H Pledge will now include "and my world" to reflect our commitment of our head, heart, hands and health to the world around on us! More


The 4-H Alberta Leader Satisfaction Survey 2019

Leader Satisfaction Survey
posted Aug 7

The objectives of the 4-H Alberta Leader Satisfaction Survey 2019 was to gather input from adult 4-H volunteers in designated leadership roles (including general, project, key, regional and district council members) More


The 4-H Alberta Member Satisfaction Survey 2018

Member Satisfaction Survey
posted Aug 7

Each survey included standard questions about members’ satisfaction with their 4-H experience at the Club, Regional and Provincial level. More


The 3rd Annual 4-H Alberta Steer Carcass Competition

2019 Results of the Steer Carcass Competition
posted Aug 7

A big congratulations to (a very surprised) Karsen Grabler of Meadowview Multi 4-H Club and Natalie Marchant of Rimbey 4-H Club for placing first and second, respectively, in the 3rd Annual 4-H Alberta Steer Carcass Competition! More

4-H Alberta Selections Ambassadors and Award Trips

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posted Jun 27

The 4-H Alberta Selections was held Apr 26-29 where 4-H members celebrated their personal strenths, discussed the value of leadership and some will be travelling throughout North America.


4-H Alberta Annual Report

posted Jan 21
Annual Report

4-H Alberta publishes an overview of the activities, events and statistics of the past fiscal year.

Within the annual report you will find financial reports, membership and club statistics, partner recognitions, corporate sponsorship and much more.

Click here to download the 2016-2017 4-H Alberta Annual Report


4-H Foundation of Alberta Awards $80,000 in Scholarships

posted Nov 21
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The 4-H Foundation of Alberta is proud and thrilled to announce that it awarded the largest monetary scholarship in 4-H Alberta’s history: in September 2018, the Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship Selection Committee awarded a combined total of $80,000 to ten (10) Alberta rural farm youth. Click here to read more



4-H Alberta Strategic Plan

Executive Summary 2017-2020
posted Mar 28

In 2017, representatives from the 4-H partners worked together to create a three-year 4-H Alberta strategic plan with a commitment to manage the plan. This strategic plan is designed to help guide 4-H Alberta in its work over the next three years. The intent is to help us shape 4-H's future, follow a set of guiding principles and ensure that 4-H remains relevant, effective and viable. In doing so, the plan will remain fluid to ensure 4-H Alberta is consistent with and aligned with Member and Leader priorities, community needs, and government priorities. Click here to access the 4-H Alberta Strategic Plan - Executive Summary 2017-2020.


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