ROCKWOOD, ONT. (April 11, 2022) – On March 22 4-H Ontario was presented with a $4,000 cheque from Grain Farmers of Ontario after a successful fundraiser hosted at the 2022 March Classic in London, Ont. Grain Farmers of Ontario hosted a t-shirt fundraiser in support of 4-H Ontario at the March Classic, the premier annual event hosted for Grain Farmers of Ontario members.

“We are very grateful for the Grain Farmers of Ontario for thinking of 4-H Ontario as a recipient for this fundraising effort. We really appreciate the support and will put the funds to good use in our mission to help develop youth into contributing citizens that impact positive change in our communities,” says Christine Oldfield, Executive Director, 4-H Ontario.  

Grain Farmers of Ontario created t-shirts with the phrase “Keep Calm and Grain ON” to be sold in the exhibitor hall at the March Classic. A portion of sales were donated to 4-H Ontario and in addition, Grain Farmers of Ontario matched the proceeds raised from t-shirt sales and the Grain Farmers of Ontario Board of Directors each made contributions.

“We are grateful for 4-H Ontario taking part in our March Classic this year and we are tremendously proud to support their incredible efforts to engage youth in agriculture,” said Crosby Devitt, CEO, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “4-H Ontario programming is vital to keeping the legacy of farming and agriculture thriving in our province, throughout the generations, and we hope our donation can help support the great work being done.”

4-H Ontario will use the funds raised to support their youth programs across the province. Grain Farmers of Ontario has supported 4-H Ontario in the past through sponsorship of the Ontario 4-H Foundation golf tournaments and Career Mania youth program.


About 4-H Ontario

4-H Ontario is a non-profit positive youth development organization that builds youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today it is open to youth of all backgrounds across the province. 4-H youth ages 6–21 and screened, engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, self-confidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable skills for leadership and life.

For more information please contact:

Laura Goulding, Manager, Communications, 4-H Ontario


About Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover over 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $4.1 billion in production value, result in over $18 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 75,000 jobs in the province.

For more information please contact:

Victoria Berry, Manager, Communications, Grain Farmers of Ontario

226 820-6641;