Leadership Opportunities for Youth in Rural Ontario

Government of Ontario

The provincial government aims to help youth in Ontario pursue careers in agriculture and food by continuing to support 4-H Ontario in delivering community-based education and leadership opportunities.

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Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal made the announcement at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. This support aims to help 4-H Ontario continue to deliver programming to youth throughout rural Ontario right in their communities and providing training for the next generation of agri-food leaders in the province.

The province has a history of partnering with 4-H Ontario to help youth aged 9 to 21 build their skills. 4-H members can learn about topics such as food safety, field crops, soil management, tillage, animal husbandry, science and technology and environment, as well as life skills such as healthy living, public speaking and critical thinking.