Feds investment $2.1 million for Canadian youth in agriculture

By Cassie MacDonell - Local Journalism Initiative
Feds investment $2.1 million for Canadian youth in agriculture
4-H members parading their animals in front of the grand stand at Cookshire Fair, 2019 (Photo : Matthew McCully/Archives)

“The more we teach children and offer (educational programs), the more we will see them on our farms,” said local farmer, Jane Gowman-Brand.

On Monday, the federal government announced an investment of up to $2.1 million to support development opportunities for Canadian youth in agriculture. The investment aims to help foster future generations of agriculture leaders. The funding will come from the AgriCompetitiveness Program.

The funds will be given to three groups that serve Canadian youth: the Canadian 4-H Council (4-H Canada), the Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum, and the Canadian Outstanding Young Farmers. Each of these groups have chapters in Quebec.

4-H Canada will receive most of the investment, with $1.8 million allocated to the club over a two- year period.

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