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4-H Canada World Dairy Expo Competition

4-H Canada, in partnership with Armstrong Cheese, is pleased to offer the 4-H World Dairy Expo Competition. Winners of the competition will be invited to attend the World Dairy Expo, October 1 to 5, 2019.

The 4-H Canada World Dairy Expo Competition will provide an opportunity for eight 4-H members to travel to Madison, Wisconsin. The eight winners will get to share their passion for dairy by engaging with dairy producers, companies, organizations and enthusiasts. They will also have the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership by exchanging ideas, knowledge, and possibilities about the future of the dairy industry and how it can help to build the next generation of leaders.

Winners will have the cost of travel, accommodations, meals and admission to the World Dairy Expo covered, thanks to the generosity of Armstrong Cheese.


  • Applicants must be 18 to 25 years of age by January 1, 2019 and a current Canadian 4-H member in good standing.
  • Preference will be given to 4-H members who are currently involved in a dairy project.
  • Recipients must have a valid passport and agree to purchase out-of-country travel insurance.
  • Applicants must complete, and submit, an online application at apply.4-h-canada.ca.
  • As part of the application, applicants will be asked to write an essay expressing their views on the importance of youth leaders and youth involvement in the dairy industry.
  • Winners must agree to provide a photograph, brief biography and required documentation for travel to the U.S. in order to claim their award. Funds will not be released and announcements will not be made until these documents are provided. 
  • Applicants must grant permission to Armstrong Cheese and 4-H Canada to use their name, photograph, biography, 4-H club name and province of residence in publications and communications channels that promote the competition and experience.

Selection Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee who will select the eight winners based on the following criteria:

  • Ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines
  • Quality of the essay submitted
  • Reference letter provided
  • Involvement in 4-H (including number of years, positions held and projects completed)
  • Community involvement
  • Confirmation of current good standing in a Canadian 4-H club

Online Applications

Applications open at 10 a.m. on February 1, 2019 and must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on April 15, 2019.

Winners will be notified in May 2019 and public announcements will be made on World Milk Day, June 1, 2019.

To apply, access the link at 4-h-canada.ca or apply.4-h-canada.ca

If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one in order to sign in. Please use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser.


Contact Kelsey Norris, Admissions and Travel Coordinator at 1-844-759-1013 ext. 113 or knorris@4-h-canada.ca.


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