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4-H Canada and Farm Credit Canada extend relationship in support of positive youth development

June 7, 2016 – 4-H Canada and Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are proud to announce the extension of FCC funding to 4-H Canada until 2019. FCC’s annual 4-H Canada funding commitment of $250,000 supports national, provincial and club level programs and initiatives, including the popular FCC 4-H Club Fund. The announcement was made at 4-H Canada’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2016.

4-H Canada and FCC have much in common, particularly their efforts to foster a thriving agricultural community in Canada, and their partnership over the past 25 years is one of pride for both organizations. 4-H Canada’s goal of helping young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment has been supported greatly by FCC throughout the life of the FCC 4-H Club Fund and other funding initiatives.

For Canada’s leading agriculture lender, nurturing responsible, caring and contributing young people who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada is a win-win outcome.

“FCC believes in building partnerships that make our industry stronger,” says Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC. “We are proud to partner with 4-H Canada in strengthening the bond between this industry and young people, since the future of Canadian agriculture depends on our ability to nurture skilled, knowledgeable and forward-thinking future leaders.”

“We are grateful for the support that our partner FCC has contributed to the 4-H movement in Canada for the past quarter century,” says 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner. “As one of our longest standing partners, FCC’s generous contributions towards building youth leaders have had a powerful and long-lasting impact for 4-H clubs across Canada. The positive outcomes and tangible benefits can be seen across the country.”

The partnership between 4-H Canada and FCC helps to create opportunities for agricultural and rural youth. FCC’s continued involvement with organizations furthering positive dialogue around agriculture, such as Agriculture More Than Ever ( and other initiatives, provides youth in programs such as 4-H with the resources and opportunities to take pride in being part of such an important industry and dynamic community. With FCC’s ongoing support of 4-H Canada through the FCC 4-H Club Fund, and with exciting new initiatives like Canada’s Agriculture Day (February 16, 2017), the future of agriculture in Canada looks bright.

For more information on the FCC 4-H Club Fund, please visit:

A list of the 2015 FCC 4-H Club Fund recipients is available here:

June 7, 2016  By News Release

Randy Mowat (left) 4-H Canada and Farm Credit Canada (FCC) have announced the extension of FCC funding to 4-H Canada until 2019.


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