4-H Ontario


September 2017

September 2017 E-Newsletter
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Great opportunities for senior dairy club members 

Deadlines for two exciting scholarships for senior dairy club members are coming up on October 1, 2017. 

The Bertram and Hazel Stewart 4-H Dairy Youth Education Award & Bursary is open to   4-H Ontario members who have been a Dairy Club member for at least three years. At application, prospective winners must be enrolled in grade 9, 10, or 11 with intent to pursue post-secondary education. For more information on this $1,000 scholarship click here

The Justin Parish Memorial Bursary is open to 4-H Ontario Dairy Club members attending the Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for the first time as a team member, fitter, or herdsperson. For more information on this $500 bursary, click here.
Upcoming Alumni Events
On October 30, 2017 join us for a 4-H Alumni Luncheon at the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference with Featured Alumni Speaker Lorna McKercher, Vice President, Southwestern Ontario Agriculture. RSVP by October 23, 2017. Also join us on November 5, 2017 for an Alumni Social at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with Featured Alumni Speaker Kim McConnell, Founder and Former CEO, AdFarm. RSVP by October 27, 2017. RSVP to either event by emailing alumni@4-hontario.ca or find more info here>>
New Project Update 
Released at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), the updated Farm Machinery – Harvesting   4-H Project (also sponsored by COFS) is a great resource for 4-H members to learn about farm safety, forages, balers, harvesters, combines and related equipment for a variety of crops including wheat, soybeans, corn, hay, straw, fruits and vegetables amongst many other crops grown in Ontario. Stay tuned for more information on the 4-H Ontario website. 
Great opportunity for poultry enthusiasts 
Poultry Sen$e is quickly approaching! This conference is open to youth ages 18-25 who are preparing for a career in the poultry industry. Learn about succession planning, creating a business plan, farm business management and more! With a great lineup of speakers and networking this conference is a can't miss. Conference runs from October 13-15, 2017 and registrations close on September 29, 2017. For more info and to register click here>>
Mark Your Calendar for the Proudly Presenting Agriculture Webinar - October 17, 2017 at 7:00pm. This webinar is designed to help you understand how best to represent the agriculture industry while attending fairs and events. All leaders, chaperones, parents and youth who will be attending the upcoming Royal Agricultural Winter Fair are invited to attend. To register for this important learning opportunity, please click here>>
Policy Updates - 4-H Ontario has made some recent policy updates to Sections: 1.3 History, 4.1.1 Corporate Ends, 4.1.3 Board/Staff Relations & Reports, 4.2.1   4-H Participants, 4.3 4-H Ontario Online & Media Policies and Appendix E 4-H Canada Brand Standards. To view these updates visit our Policies & Forms Page here>>
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