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Program to Develop Leadership Skills and Inspire Careers in Agriculture

Woodstock, Ontario – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $1.4 million and working with 4-H Ontario to develop educational content and first-hand learning experiences to inspire the next generation to explore exciting careers in the agri-food sector.

Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), 4-H Ontario will receive $700,000 per year for the next two years to support the growth of the province's next generation of agri-food leaders.

4-H Ontario youth members will learn about careers in agriculture and agri-food businesses and develop the necessary skills training that build Ontario communities. 4-H Ontario provides enhanced opportunities for youth aged 6-12 to reach their full potential through community-based clubs. It is an organization of leaders building leaders through unique and relevant programs to enable 4-H members and leaders to learn, grow, experience and travel. Developing leadership skills and learning about agriculture and food form the foundation of the 4-H program.

For more than 100 years, 4-H Ontario has provided youth with lifelong leadership skills and hands-on learning on topics such as technology and science, livestock and agriculture knowledge, financial management, food preparation, nutrition, and career development.

Source : Government of Canada

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