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4-H Canada Foundation board member appointed to the Order of Canada

4-H Foundation board member and long-time 4-H’er Kim McConnell has been appointed a Member to the Order of Canada for his years of service to his community and country.


July 6, 2017
By 4-H Canada

He was among 100 accomplished Canadians recognized last week for contributing in their own way to helping and elevating the status of Canadians at home and abroad.

The Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Almost 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others. Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

McConnell has been giving back to his community since his days in the 4-H McConnell Beef Club, the oldest beef club in Canada, out of Hamiota, Man. He is also the founder of AdFarm, one of the largest agricultural marketing communications firms in North America, has been named to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame, and sits on the 4-H Canada board of directors.

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“All of us here at 4-H are proud of Kim’s recent appointment to the prestigious Order of Canada,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “He has been a 4-H advocate for most of his life and has always found the time to give back to his community in one way or another. This most recent announcement speaks volumes about his character, leadership, dedication to agriculture, youth and his community.”