Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

November 03, 2009 15:59 ET

Government of Canada Supports National 4-H Month

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2009) - The Government of Canada encourages Canadians to support 4-H by wearing green tomorrow, November 4th, for Show Your 4-H Colours day, as part of National 4-H Month this November. The Canadian 4-H Council has a long history of attracting new farmers to agriculture, helping to develop responsible citizens, and building confidence in youth as they learn a wide variety of skills through hands-on projects.

"As a former 4-H'er, I know first-hand the great work this organization does," said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. "This Government is proud to support 4-H and their contribution to Canadian agriculture."

The Government of Canada has helped fund the Canadian 4-H Council since it was established in 1933, and it recently announced its continued support with an additional $3 million investment.

In addition to funding for 4-H, the Economic Action Plan has delivered changes to the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act that have improved access to credit for new farmers.

Show Your 4-H Colours day is an opportunity for 4-H leaders, alumni and supporters to show their pride, spirit and enthusiasm for youth, agriculture, leadership and skills development.

For more information about the Canadian 4-H Council, Show Your 4-H Colours day and National 4-H Month activities, visit www.4-h-canada.ca.

For more information about Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada programs and services that support young farmers, visit www.agr.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-773-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    Office of the Honourable Gerry Ritz
    Meagan Murdoch
    Press Secretary
    613-773-1059