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Feb 2017

February 2017 E-Newsletter
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Celebrate National Ag Day On February 16 National Ag Day is all about celebrating Canadian agriculture in engaging, fun and respectful ways. Whether you're planning a local event, attending Canada's Agriculture Day in Ottawa, eating local produce or joining the conversation online with #CdnAgDay on Twitter, there are many ways to be involved in promoting Canadian Agriculture. Additionally, from 8:00-9:15pm on February 16, you can join 4-H Canada's #4HChatsCdnAg Tweetchat. Follow @4HCanada on Twitter and share your thoughts and ideas as we celebrate 150 years of Canadian Agriculture, talk about important topics and innovations and look to a vibrant and thriving future for Canada's agriculture community. You can find out what kinds of questions will be getting discussed here. More ideas and info on National Ag Day can be found on their website>
Maggie Kyle Named New YAC Rep
4-H Ontario is proud to announce Maggie Kyle as the new Representative for 4-H Canada's Youth Advisory Committee for 2017/18. Kyle has been an active member in the Brant County 4-H Association for the past 10 years and has participated in numerous provincial and national opportunities during her 4-H career. For more info on Maggie read the full news piece online here here>
Give-At-The-Till Program With Market Fresh  
4-H Ontario and Wellington 4-H Association are partnering with Market Fresh in Guelph from March 4-11 to fundraise for 4-H at both the provincial and local levels. During this time, at the time of checkout, cashiers will ask grocery store patrons if they would like to make a donation to 4-H and receive a clover to sign and display in the store. For more on this exciting new initiative click here>
4-H Canada &       Canada 150
4-H'ers can host a Canada 150 celebration in their community by applying for the 4-H Connecting Canadians Fund, offered to registered 4-H clubs, districts, regions and provinces across Canada. Over $200,000 is available for funding of up to 150 4-H youth-led community celebrations and applicants can apply to receive anywhere from $500 to $2,500 up until the deadline of March 1. For more information on applying for this fund click here>
10 More Reasons to Join Us at CAM - 10 great workshop topics have been confirmed and released for this year's CAM. Be sure to join other 4-H volunteers and experience these workshops which are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated with exciting new ideas to bring back to your clubs. Remember Standard Full Weekend CAM Registration pricing ends this Friday, Febriary 17. To register and for a full workshop listing click here>
4-H Ontario and Syngenta Canada Inc. Announce 2017 Syngenta 4-H Ontario Arbor Award Winners - This year's winners are Mary Ann Found, Durham East; Ken McCallum, Elgin and Kim Turnbull, Haldimand. These winners will be honoured at the Syngenta 4-H Ontario Arbor Award Banquet on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Alliston, held in conjunction with CAM.
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