Canadian farming has an impressive story to tell and the great food we produce is only half of it. The Real Dirt on Farming Project will help you tell your own agriculture story, address consumer concerns, answer questions and debunk myths about food and farming.

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s important to speak up and promote agriculture and how to do so articulately
  • Key facts and figures about the Ontario livestock and poultry industries
  • The basics of organic farming, GMOs and the use of pesticides
  • How to tell your story with the use of video and social media

Reference Manual

Record Book


4-H Project Disclaimer 

4-H Ontario is pleased to be able to provide 4-H project resources for use by volunteers in 4-H clubs. With so many topics to choose from, 4-H volunteers are trusted to use these resources to provide safe, respectful and quality programming while using their judgement to assess the appropriateness of activities for their particular group of youth. 

By downloading any 4-H resource you agree not to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such resources (in whole or in part) for any purpose other than delivering the 4-H program. You also agree to give credit to the original creators. Your provincial or national 4-H organization may have restrictions on the types of 4-H projects or activities which can be completed in your area. 

4-H Ontario grants permission to 4-H volunteers to photocopy these 4-H project resources for use in their local 4-H program. 

All information presented in these project resources was accurate and appropriate at the time of development. 

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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security