Fisheries and Land Resources
April 12, 2018

4-H Funding Helping to Grow Youth Agriculture

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is providing a $50,000-operating grant to 4-H Newfoundland and Labrador to help the organization deliver agriculture-based programming to youth in the province.

The annual operating grant enables 4-H Newfoundland and Labrador to offer extensive programming in the province, including club projects, member travel, board meetings, summer camp activities and 4-H training and promotion.

The provincial organization also receives funding from 4-H Canada and through fund raising activities and member registrations.

“4-H is an internationally-recognized program focused on helping young people become responsible and contributing members of society, while gaining hands-on experience in our growing agriculture sector. Continued support for 4-H in Newfoundland and Labrador is part of our Way Forward on Agriculture commitment to ensure we are nurturing future farmers to continue to build this important industry.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

“Positive youth development is our goal and thanks to the continued support from the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, 4-H Newfoundland and Labrador is able to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our members. As a volunteer entity, we are grateful for the support of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for helping the youth of our province become the leaders of tomorrow.”
Shirley Barnable
Co-Chair, 4-H Newfoundland and Labrador

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Shirley Barnable
President, 4-H Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Council


Information on 4-H clubs in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada

There are five 4-H clubs in Newfoundland and Labrador, located in Calvert, Goulds, Northern Arm, Summerside and St. Mary's and consisting of 188 members and 44 volunteers.

4-H members participate in public speaking competitions, craft and cooking activities, volunteer projects and club exchanges, and learn about farm safety, gardening and composting. Local dairy farms provide calves and facilities for 4-H youth to train and care for calves and learn about animal science, veterinarian care and cattle showmanship.

4-H has existed in Canada for more than 100 years. The organization promotes the importance of agriculture and food self-sufficiency by creating opportunities for youth to engage in agriculture-based activities and experiences.

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