Regina, Saskatchewan, December 16, 2015 – The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund is providing $122,000 to 251 4-H clubs across Canada to support various local events and activities.
The fund is part of FCC’s $1 million contribution committed over four years to 4-H Canada. This contribution, in addition to supporting local 4-H activities, supports national as well as provincial 4-H initiatives.
“FCC believes in building partnerships that make our industry stronger,” said Todd Klink, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at FCC. “We’re proud to partner with 4-H and strengthen the bond between this industry and young people because they are the future of the industry. Together, we’re ensuring young people in rural Canada continue to benefit from 4-H programs and values.”
The FCC 4-H Club Fund awards up to $500 for projects such as achievement days, horse clinics, field trips, public speaking workshops and purchase of equipment, just to name a few. The next application period opens in fall 2016.
“We are thankful to FCC for their continued support of 4-H in Canada, and the unique and valuable opportunities they help to provide for our members at the grassroots level,” said 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner. “This generous partnership is indicative of FCC`s commitment to youth leadership in agriculture, as we continue to help empower and build responsible, caring and contributing young leaders who are passionate about making meaningful contributions to the world around them.”
To view the list of recipients, visit www.4-h-canada.ca/fcc4hclubfund.
4-H Canada is a not-for-profit organization that provides young Canadians with the tools and guidance to build leadership skills in a safe, fun and inclusive environment. It has more than 25,000 members and 7,700 volunteer leaders. To learn more about 4-H, visit www.4-H-Canada.ca.
FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $27 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. Our profits are reinvested back into agriculture and the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.
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For more information, photos or interviews, contact:
Éva Larouche (bilingual)
Farm Credit Canada