4-H’er Taylor Robb Awarded AgriVenture Global Scholarship

Ottawa, ON, February 10, 2015 – 4-H Canada is pleased to announce that Taylor Robb of Maidstone, SK has been awarded the 2015 AgriVenture Global Scholarship.

As this year’s recipient, Robb will receive $3,000 in scholarship funding towards a once-in-a-lifetime experience living and working internationally on a farm for 4-12 months. Robb, who is currently a Grade 12 student at Maidstone High School, is considering an AgriVenture program in New Zealand or Australia. She will graduate June 2015, and plans to take a year off to enjoy the AgriVenture Global Scholarship opportunity beginning in fall 2015.

“Being from Canada, where we have short growing seasons and graze our animals for 4- 5 months a year, will be an interesting experience to farm with longer growing seasons and warmer weather,” said Robb, who has been an active 4-H’er for the past 10 years, most recently with the St. Walburg 4-H Club.

Robb went on to say, “I want to get a unique life experience. We all live in the same world but our lives are all so different. I hope to see how someone on another continent, with basically the same goal of producing food, accomplishes it with different agricultural practices due to climate, terrain and culture.”

Allison Sarauer, AgriVenture Program Co-ordinator for Canada, was pleased to present the 2015 scholarship to Robb. “Taylor will be a terrific ambassador for 4-H and AgriVenture because of her background in agriculture and her community involvement.”

AgriVenture provides cultural and work experiences to young adults aged 18-30. Robb has a choice of dairy, beef, sheep or crop placement opportunities in a variety of host countries, including New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Denmark, and Sweden.

Robb was chosen by 4-H Saskatchewan as the provincial candidate for the scholarship, and joined others from across Canada in the competition. Scholarship applicants, between the ages of 18 and 30, with two years of 4-H experience, are welcome to apply to their 4-H provincial office by November 1, 2015.

Bridget Wilson, the 2014 national AgriVenture Scholarship winner from Whycocomagh, NS, is enjoying six months working at Hart’s Dairy Farm in Ngatea, New Zealand. To read Wilson’s tales of her New Zealand adventures, visit her blog at https://skyeglenadventurer.wordpress.com.
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About 4-H Canada
For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected youth organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has more than 25,000 members and 7,700 volunteers. Our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, engaged and confident leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit www.4-H-Canada.ca.

About AgriVenture
AgriVenture is operated by the non-profit membership organization, the International Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA) founded in 1965. Almost 5,000 young Canadians have participated on AgriVenture programs along with 30,000 more from other member countries following AgriVenture’s motto: “Don’t Just Visit! Live It!” AgriVenture is a world leader in agriculture youth exchange. Twenty-two countries are members of IAEA. National host and alumni organizations and six offices world-wide provide support and administration services to participants. More information can be found at www.agriventure.com.

For more information, media may contact:
Christine Moses, Marketing and Communications Manager
4-H Canada
844-759-1013 (ext 29)

Allison Sarauer, Program Co-ordinator Canada
AgriVenture Global