By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com
Don’t be green with envy, be green with 4-H pride.
November 3 is Show Your 4-H Colours Day—and the colour is green!
The Show Your 4-H Colours Day is an easy way to express your support for 4-H Canada, the global institution that provides support and leadership for world-class positive youth experiences in our country.
The wearing of the 4-H green event is a means for 4-H members, leaders, alumni and supporters to band together to spread awareness of 4-H youth association and to support the positive impact the 4-H program is making here in Canada and internationally.
Farms.com president and CEO Graham Dyer (see photo above) isn’t merely paying lip service—he’s a proud 4-H alumni.
“I was a 4-H member for many years—many fun years,” Dyer related. “I showed my beef heifers across Ontario, and joined many other clubs including leadership and financial management."
He said that it was via his time at 4-H that he learned new skills, had many great experiences, and met wonderful people who had a life-long impact on him.
“The 4-H motto of ‘Learn To Do By Doing’ still resonates with me today,” he said. “I am proud to show my colours—and want to thank the many volunteers and club leaders who have helped me throughout the years.”
Along with wearing green on Show Your 4-H Colours Day, you can also show your support by purchasing a 4-H tee shirt - HERE, or by visiting one of the Canadian landmarks for its evening green light showcase on November 3. A full list of participating Canadian sites can be found at: https://showyour4hcolours.ca/landmarks/
As one of the largest youth organizations in the world, 4-H can be found in over 70 countries, including Canada, which has over 23,500 active members and 7,800 fantastic volunteers.
With humble origins in Roland, Manitoba in 1913, the 4-H Canada moniker was adopted in 1952 and maintains its reputation as one of the most well-respected youth-serving organizations in Canada.
Contact 4-H Canada to find out how you can become a part of our nation’s agricultural present and future at https://4-h-canada.ca/. And don’t forget to show your green.