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Announcing Monsanto as the new title sponsor of the 4-H Ontario Arbor Awards

(Posted October 20, 2017)

ROCKWOOD, ON (October 20, 2017) - 4-H Ontario is proud to announce Monsanto as the new title sponsor of the 4-H Ontario Arbor Awards. The Monsanto 4-H Ontario Arbor Awards are 4-H Ontario’s most distinguished volunteer awards given out each year at 4-H Ontario’s Conference & Annual Meeting in March. Volunteers are nominated by their local Associations and recipients are chosen by a selection committee.

“4-H Ontario is excited to have Monsanto as the new sponsor of the 4-H Ontario Arbor Award,” said Evelyn Chambers, Senior Manager, Volunteer & Community Engagement, 4-H Ontario. “Monsanto has been and continues to be a generous supporter of the 4-H Ontario volunteer milestone awards and it is wonderful to have them support the prestigious Arbor Award as well.”

This award is open to all 4-H volunteers who have positively impacted 4-H in Ontario and have served the organization for over 10 years (this includes both club leaders and non-traditional volunteers). Nominees must have shown significant leadership, initiative and made a positive impact on 4-H at various levels (club, local, regional, provincial and/or national). Nominees’ involvement in other community activities and organizations is also strongly considered.

“Monsanto is so thankful for our connection to 4-H. We believe strongly in the value of supporting rural youth and helping them grow and develop into leaders,” said Trish Jordan, Public and Industry Affairs Director, Monsanto. “We also have a very strong culture of volunteerism and giving back. So it feels right to be able to lend our sponsorship to recognizing the people who make 4-H possible.”

4-H Ontario Associations are encouraged to nominate a volunteer from their Association by November 30, 2017.

More information and the nomination form can be found at 4-HOntario.ca/arbor-award

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.

About Monsanto Canada

Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. They produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops – such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton – that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. They work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, they collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.


For more information please contact:


Ryan Métivier 

Manager, Communications

4-H Ontario

1.877.410.6748 x465


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