A 4-H Canada 100th anniversary display was unveiled at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa, Ontario on April 23rd. See the photo here.
Area Council votes on the Resolution presented by Manitoba 4-H Council are due by May 30. All clubs should submit their votes to their Area Councils in advance.
The Manitoba Junior Hereford Association would like to invite all 4-H members to participate in the Canadian National Junior Hereford Association Show “Bonanza 2013” which will be hosted in Brandon, July 31 to August 3, 2013. Download more information here.
AITC-M’s Amazing Agriculture Adventure (AAA) is still in dire need of volunteers (Agriculture Ambassadors) for the Brandon event. AAA Brandon will be held at the Keystone Centre on June 4 – 5, with set up on June 3. Agriculture Ambassadors will run/manage a station - you will be provided with the information on how to do this with scripts before the event and training the morning of the event. These stations are very interactive and fun to work at and, as an Agriculture Ambassador, you are giving the students a huge opportunity to learn more about agriculture. Click here for more information and here for the volunteer application form.
The 6th annual Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up will be held in Neepawa from August 2-4, 2013. This exciting three-day event will bring together junior members, 4-Hers, and cattle enthusiasts from all across the province.
Download more details now.
The Gladstone Ag Society would like to invite all 4-H Riders to our 4-H Horse Show on August 10th, 2013 at the Gladstone Fair Grounds. Events include Showmanship halter, Bareback equitation, Western equitation, English equitation, Western Horsemanship, and Trail. There will be Junior, Intermediate and Senior classes in each event. For further information, see the flyer or contact Ken Lewis (204-385-2864 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Congratulations to Teulon 4-H Club who will travel to Unity, Saskatchewan, at the end of July and to Roland Beef Club who will fly to Edmonton, Alberta, in August. Happy travels everyone!
In connection with 4-H Day at the Legislature, several statements were made in recognition of the 4-H program and our 100th anniversary during parliamentary session. Read the statements here.
Seven Manitoba delegates, with chaperone Meghan Sprung, traveled to Ottawa in April. Download reports and pictures here.
4-H Saskatchewan is looking for people who are interested in discussing their idea to improve an agricultural process! Ideas could be a quicker way to feed your cattle, or a cheaper way to store grain. We’re sure you have a great idea – think about it. It can be a homemade invention, a clever new practice, or a way to use an existing computer program or technology for agricultural use! For more information click here.
Manitoba Beef Producers is circulating information regarding flood preparedness. While it is aimed at beef farmers, there are good tips and contact information for anyone with livestock which might be affected by flooding. Click here to view the document.
Green Manitoba launched a “Manitoba Sustainability in Focus EcoCalendar Photo Contest” on Earth Day 2013.
Both amateur and professional shutterbugs are invited to show what sustainability in Manitoba means to them. Winning entries will be featured in a future Manitoba EcoCalendar. Submissions will be accepted until Earth Day 2014. Full details are available via Green Manitoba’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GreenManitoba, on our website at http://greenmanitoba.ca/ecocalendar-photo-contest/ or in this flyer.
The application deadline has been extended! Manitoba 4-H families are still urgently required to host 20 Japanese students and two chaperones in their homes from July 31-August 17. Check out the details and submit your application as soon as possible.
STEP UP is an on-farm mentorship program for those interested in learning Farm Business Management Skills in a hands-on setting. This mentorship program matches those who are considering a farming career with an experienced farm manager. Applications are being accepted now. For more information, click here for the flyer, or go to their website at http://www.farmcentre.com/step-up .
- Manitoba Women’s Institute Scholarships – Deadline May 10, 2013
- Major Jay Fox Memorial Scholarship – Deadline June 1, 2013
- Manitoba Beef Producers Bursary – Deadline June 7, 2013
View full post for more information.
The Take Root Program, a stewardship and restoration program sponsored by Canon and led by Evergreen, will provide funds of $5,000 and a Canon PowerShot camera to 30 community groups across Canada that are carrying out tree-planting projects in the 2013 Fall planting season. Eligible projects must include at least one planting event between September and November 2013, and result in the planting of a minimum of 250 native trees and/or shrubs. For full information on eligibility and to download the application and guide, visit www.evergreen.ca/en/funding/grants/canon.sn.
The Manitoba Simmental Association is offering a free entry to the Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup (August 2-4, 2013) for the highest placed Simmental/Simmental-influenced heifer from each 4-H show in Manitoba. For more information, click here. For more general information about Manitoba Beef Roundup, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ManitobaYouthBeefRoundUp.
It is National Volunteer Week this week in Canada and Manitoba 4-H Council would like to give special recognition to all of our Manitoba leaders and friends who make our program possible. With the 100th anniversary of 4-H upon us, it is an important time to recognize all of the volunteers in the last 100 years who have helped 4-H develop into the fabulous program it is today. According to the National Volunteer Website, Canada’s 13.3 million “volunteers strengthen our communities and make our country vibrant.” In the case of 4-H, they are the foundation of our club, community and country.
Thank you for spending time planning meetings, events, and achievements. Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to our members. Thank you for teaching parliamentary procedures and guiding young executives as they learn to successfully run meetings on their own. Thank you for supporting other leaders, stepping up to share your ideas on area and provincial council, and always continuing to cultivate your own skills. Now, more than ever, our youth need role models like you to learn skills from, as well as how to be contributing members of society.
4-H will never stop thanking its volunteers. Our leaders have been inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame, been awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medals, invited to 4-H Day at the Legislature, and encouraged to apply for trips through provincial council. We continue to discuss new and exciting ways to support and reward our committed volunteers.
Once again, THANK YOU for giving your time, energy, talents, passion, knowledge, and financial support to our club, community, and country by volunteering with 4-H.
Manitoba 4-H Council
On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013, twenty six long-serving 4-H leaders were recognized for their volunteer contributions to the program. For report and photograph, click here.
Download Manitoba 4-H Council President Carrie Tapp’s letter of announcement and watch for further information on the Manitoba Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony to be held in Winkler on July 10, 2013.
4-H Canada and Bayer CropScience are excited to announce the Canadian and American delegates who have been chosen to attend the global 4-H Youth Ag-Summit ‘Feeding A Hungry Planet’ taking place in Calgary, Alberta, August 19 to 25, 2013. Download the press release for the names of the four Manitoba delegates.
On Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at the Canad Inns Portage La Prairie, 92 4-H members participated in the Provincial 4‑H Communications Extravaganza. Congratulations to all the competitors who did a fabulous job. A list of the winners, their club, Area and speech title can be downloaded, together with some photographs from the event.
Member travel selection interviews were held in conjunction with the Provincial Communications Extravaganza on April 13, 2013. Download a list of recipients here. Congratulations everyone!
The Farm and Food Discovery Centre has the following workshops lined up for Spring 2013:
Sat, May 4 • 9:00-12:00 Made in Manitoba Breakfast
Sat, May 18 • 10:30-12:30 Gardening Made Easy
Sat, June 1 • 10:30-12:30 Canning and Food Preservation Clinic
The centre is located at the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment, at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station. A full list of events and details can be found on their website at www.ffdc.ca under News & Events.
Come participate in FunFest 2013 at the Carman Fair, July 11-13. Take part in the livestock shows or bring your multi-purpose 4-H project for judging. Registration forms and more details are now available here. Registration deadline is June 14.
New 4-H centennial commemorative items are now in stock - check them out here or at the on-line store. The green 4-H binders are also back in stock. More new items will be arriving soon – watch the e.Zine for details.
Share your story – Tell your positive ag story on their website, Facebook page or Twitter feed(#30secondagstory). Don’t forget to also share your stories at the coffee shop, grocery store or anywhere in your community!
The Resource Network has started a 4-H Canada Pinterest account at http://pinterest.com/4hcanada/ toshare ideas for 4-H projects. Visit the site and pin your ideas!
A new DVD resource is available for use with your 4-H equine club. This interactive resource was developed by Equine Guelph and is particularly valuable for members taking the Mastering Equine – Advanced Horsemanship project. Specifically, the information is relevant to the following sections:
- Skill Builder 2 - Grooming (foot parts)
- Skill Builder 3 - Identification and Conformation
- Skill Builder 5 - Health
Please take time to review this resource, as the information will be valuable to all members of your club. Copies of these DVD’s are available at Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO offices and 4-H Publications.
Congratulations to Ann Mandziuk, the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives 4-H Liaison for the South Parkland Area, who retired at the end of March after 39 years’ service with MAFRI. Download photograph.
29/05/13 - 30/05/13National 100th Anniversary AGM/Gala
Manitoba 4-H Endowment Fund Foundation