What’s happening in 4-H Alberta this summer? Check out the July edition of the 4-H Scoop to stay up to date on district, regional and provincial news and events. Have you seen the invitation to the Centennial Fever, click here to see it. Registration closes July 17 so get your ticket today - visit 4-H Centennial Fever for all the details.
Call for Proposals DEADLINE EXTENDED to JUL 15
The Leaders' Conference organizing committee is currently accepting workshop proposals - deadline extended until July 15, 2017. You are encouraged to submit workshop idea(s) for consideration. 4-H volunteers and staff are welcomed to submit proposals and will have an equal opportunity to be chosen. Please see the Leaders' Conference 2018 - Call for Workshop Proposals document with information on the submission process and required forms found here.
posted May 8
The 4-H Alberta Selections was held May 5-8 where 4-H members celebrated their personal strengths, discussed the value of leadership and some will be travelling throughout North America. Click here to continue reading about this event. To read
Albertans inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame
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Posted Nov 30
Congratulations to Helen Andrews and Corine Verbeek on their induction today into the Alberta Agriculture 4-H Hall of Fame. Corine and Helen are two outstanding life-long 4-H volunteers who have given their time and lent their expertise to 4-Hers for 70 years.
Posted Oct 27
For 100 years, 4-H Alberta continues to develop the leaders of tomorrow. In honour of the 2017 Centennial Celebration, we will paint Alberta 4-H green for the next 60 weeks, Sound ambitious? Then you have never met a 4-Her before.
It all starts with the Kick-Off Celebration Wednesday November 9, 2016, at noon (12 p.m.) during FarmFair International (FFI) at Northlands, Edmonton. Consider this your invitation to attend our birthday party.
The countdown is on!
Posted Sept 23
OFFICIAL CENTENNIAL KICK-OFF
Join us as we announce our 100th anniversary to the world at Farmfair International 2016 held at Northlands in Edmonton. Our kick-off will take place November 9, coinciding with National 4-H month.
WESTERN REGIONAL LEADERS’ FORUM 2017
Coming to Canada for the first time, Alberta is excited to host the Western Regional Leaders’ Forum (WRLF) from March 16-19, 2017 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. For the centennial year, this event will combine Leaders’ Conference and Senior Members’ Conference into WRLF and be completed with pre and post tours, sessions, entertainment and tons of networking!
4-H ALBERTA CENTENNIAL FEVER (AKA “4-H FEVER”)
This is the event you’ve all been waiting for! 4-H will descend upon Olds, the birthplace of 4-H in Alberta, from August 3-7, 2017. This signature event is the opportunity for 4-H’ers – past, present and future – to come together and celebrate 100 years of community, friendship and opportunity. We will converge on the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds to party like we’re having our 100th birthday… because we are!
But wait! There’s always more!
So check back for more important dates as they are added to the website. You can also purchase your very own 16-month Centennial History Showcase calendar to help keep track of events as well. And who knows, you might even learn something new about 4-H Alberta’s past!
A great idea takes flight in Alberta
Posted Aug 3
Check out the article published in the Alberta Farmer Express, page 22.
The following is a report from Logan and Megan Andrews of the South Slope 4-H Beef Club in Newell County on their experiences with last year's 4-H pheasant project. Click here to reach the complete article.
This year 91 4-Her's in five regions in Alberta received 9,690 pheasant chicks to foster.
4-H Canada Awards $15,000 in Scholarships in Partnership with John Deere Canada
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Posted Jul 27
4-H Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships. This year, 15 members ( from Alberta), choosen from applications from across Canada, will each receive $1,000 towards a post-secondary education in fall 2016, thanks to the generous support of John Deer Canada.
4-H Council of Alberta, 4-H Foundation of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta reach new three-year collaborative agreement
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In recognition of our continuing partnership and collaboration, the 4-H Council of Alberta, the 4-H Foundation of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta have signed a letter of intent outlining our commitment to the ongoing successful delivery of the 4-H program for the next three years. The letter of intent is available for viewing by clicking here.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the letter of intent please feel free to contact Lyanne Almberg, 4-H Council of Alberta (email@example.com); Rod Carlyon, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (firstname.lastname@example.org); or Arron Madson, 4-H Foundation of Alberta (email@example.com).
posted Jun 20
Walking through the Calgary Stampede grounds during 4-H on Parade, it can be easy to forget you're in the city.
Perfectly groomed horses with trimmed manes and braided tails clip clop across the pavement; steers and heifers let out bellowing moos as they lumber through the barns; sheep stand in wash racks where their wool is soaped and cleaned, and dogs of all sizes run up ramps and jump over bars on the agility course.
You can now view the 4-H on Parade 2016 results here.
posted Jun 20
4-H Canada and Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are proud to announce the extension of FCC funding to 4-H Canada until 2019. VCC's annual 4-H Canada funding commitment of $250,000 supports national, provincial and club level programs and initiatives, including the popular FCC 4-H Club Fund. The announcement was made at 4-H Canada's Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2016. Click here to read the news release.
posted May 18
Thanks to all those who participated in the 4-H Alberta Needs Assessment! Your feedback helps us to undertstand the varying opinions of 4-H members, leaders, parents and the public. This Needs Assessment is one of the many sources of information we will use to help us make plans for the next 100 years of 4-H Alberta. Click here to continue reading about the Needs Assessement.
posted Apr 22
It takes a special kind of talent to fearlessly, proudly and distinctly speak in front of an audience and nowhere was that talent more on display than at the 4-H Alberta Annual Provincial Communications competition held at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum on April 9. Thirty of the top senior-aged orators in the province came to talk, present, and showcase why 4-H members are renowned for their speaking abilities. Click here to continue reading about this event.
4-H Alberta and the Alberta Conservation Association are partnering to provide 4-H Alberta members with the opportunity to raise pheasants, from day old chicks to their release as 13 to 14 week old birds. This innovative project engages 4-H youth in wildlife and their habitat and helps them gain a first-hand understanding of successful husbandry and business models for raising and marketing pheasants. 4-H Pheasant Project members must commit to the number of pheasant chicks that they wish to raise in February, the pheasant chicks will be available in mid-May and will be released into suitable habitat in August/September.
Does this project sound interesting? Register for the Pheasant Project this fall! for any questions, get in touch with 4-H Specialist Ginny Smith at 403-381-5815 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud to be a part of the Canada-wide 4-H initiative to refresh and strengthen the 4-H logo to communicate the vibrancy and energy of our organization. The new logo ensures consistent alignment and usage across the country and at all organizational levels – national, provincial, and club. Here’s everything you need to start using the new logo right now:
1. To start using the new logo right away, check out the Visual Identity Guide. This guide has all the tips you need to maintain a consistent visual identity in messaging, colours, style, and fonts!
2. The new logo can include your club name! 4-H Canada has launched an online-tool, the Club Logo Generator, which makes it easy for clubs to generate the new logo with their club name included. This tool allows for all levels of 4-H Canada to have their own special place within the logo. This tool can be found here.
3. Spread the Word! Be vocal on social media and through word-of-mouth about the exciting new changes to the 4-H brand. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
Nothing says "proud 4-H supporter" more than a bale wrapped with a tarp sporting 4-H Alberta's centennial logo. The 4-H Alberta Centennial Celebrations Marketing Committee is challenging 4-H'ers to see how many of these bale tarps we can place throughout the province. 4-H clubs, districts, regions, families, alumni or sponsors should all consider adding one of these to their property for the next couple of years!
Want one? Click here to order yours now.