4-H Ontario will obtain $700,000 per yr for the next two years to help the expansion of the province’s next generation of agri-food leaders, due to a grant from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).
The group will use the grant to develop educational content and first-hand studying experiences to “inspire the next generation to explore exciting careers in the agri-food sector.”
4-H Ontario youth members will study careers in agriculture and agri-food companies and develop the mandatory abilities coaching that construct Ontario communities.
“This important program is an investment in Ontario’s local food security,” says Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Meals and Rural Affairs. “4-H Ontario provides critical youth development to thousands of young people across the province and is one of the ways we can ensure the sustainability of our agri-food sector. With the motto, ‘Learn to Do by Doing,’ there are few educational opportunities that have the long-lasting influence on youth that 4-H does.”
The 4-H program supplies community-based studying golf equipment for youth aged 6-12. Developing management abilities and studying about agriculture and meals kind the inspiration of the 4-H program, the group says.
“4-H Ontario is exceptionally proud of our continued relationship with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs,” says Cheryl Sullivan, president of 4-H Ontario. “The generous funding means that we can ensure the next generation of youth in Ontario have access to programs, training, and opportunities that promote excellence and leadership in agriculture and far beyond.”