Eight 4-H Members Win Trip to 2019 World Dairy Expo with Support of Armstrong Cheese

Ottawa, Ontario – June 1, 2019 – 4-H Canada is marking World Milk Day with today’s announcement of the winners of the 4-H Canada World Dairy Expo Competition, presented in partnership with Armstrong Cheese. As part of this competition, eight senior 4-H members from dairy clubs across Canada have been chosen to attend the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin from October 1 to 5, 2019.

The eight winners are:

Cassie Allen, Ontario
Cynthia Campbell, Nova Scotia
Jennika Fuller, Nova Scotia
Derrick Knill, Ontario
Iain MacLellan, Nova Scotia
Emily McKenna Ayles, Prince Edward Island
Ally Spielmacher, Ontario
Sarah Wilson, Nova Scotia

To qualify, these 4-H’ers expressed their views on the importance of youth leaders and youth involvement in the dairy industry through a 500-word essay. Thanks to their skills, point of view and determination, they were selected to represent the 4-H community in Canada at the largest dairy cow event in North America, including a tour of key local agricultural attractions.

Winners of the World Dairy Expo competition

These young dairy leaders will have the unique opportunity to engage and network with industry leaders, mentors and employers who share the same passion for the dairy industry, further their knowledge and broaden their perspectives through discussions with experts, as well as express their leadership and enthusiasm for the industry being showcased.

‘‘This competition was designed as a unique learning opportunity for 4-H members as well as a platform for them to explore careers and express their leadership skills at an international conference,’’ said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. ‘‘This is a prime example of how we empower 4-H youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada. Congratulations to all the winners!’’

“As part of our strong values, we pledge to continue to promote best practices in the dairy industry by supporting the next generation of dairy leaders through 4-H Canada,” said Tina Galluccio, Marketing Manager for Armstrong Cheese. “We are pleased to provide the 4-H youth with the opportunity to pursue their passion and empower them to contribute to the dairy industry. Congratulations to all the winners!”

To learn more about the 4-H Canada World Dairy Expo Competition, visit 4-h-canada.ca/world-dairy-expo.

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About 4-H Canada

For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has close to 24,000 members and more than 7,600 volunteer leaders. Our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing youth leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit 4-h-canada.ca and follow our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

About Armstrong Cheese

STRONG ON HERITAGE: Founded in 1902 by Canadian dairy farmers, our cheesemakers have passed along their knowledge and expertise to bring you cheddar at its best.
STRONG ON CHEDDAR: Our natural cheeses are made with fresh milk and will taste delicious in your recipes.
STRONG ON VALUES: We believe that the best dairy products begin with milk from healthy, well-cared for animals. We pledge to promote best practices in dairy animal care.
To learn more about Armstrong Cheese, please visit armstrongcheese.ca and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages.


Camille Ferrier
Communications Manager
4-H Canada
613-759-1013 ext. 133