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Canadian 4-H Foundation

Meet the Canadian 4-H Foundation

The Canadian 4-H Foundation was established in 1969 and is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization. The Foundation is made up of knowledgeable, experienced and responsible individuals who are committed to maintaining the longevity and sustainability of 4-H Canada. By overseeing and managing 4-H Canada’s endowment funds in a responsible, ethical and intelligent manner, the Canadian 4-H Foundation helps make it possible for 4-H Canada to create and maintain leading-edge national programs and events.

Canadian 4-H Foundation Registration Number: 887411288RR0001

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Brad Adams, ON

Brad joined Semex in 2009 after almost 20 years of leadership in the Canadian feed and livestock industry. In his current position as Semex’s Global Training Manager, Brad has the opportunity to develop talent and work to maximize the skills of Semex’s Global sales teams. From his first 4-H Crops Club through to numerous camps and conferences, Brad attributes much of his success in business and in life to those many years in 4-H. The father of four, Brad and his wife Heather spend their time on the family farm in beautiful Brant County, ON.

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Randy Mowat, AB 

Randy is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for the National Accounting and Consulting firm MNP LLP. Based in Calgary, AB, Randy has supported positive youth development for many years by volunteering his time to 4-H Canada, as well as coaching minor sports. Randy is a proud alumnus of the 4-H Beef program in Manitoba, where he grew up on a mixed farming operation. He continues his involvement in 4-H today as a member and the Vice President of the Canadian 4-H Foundation.

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Stefanie Nagelschmitz, ON

Stefanie is a big believer in the power of youth leadership development programs. Since 2015, Stefanie has been a trustee of the Canadian 4-H Foundation, helping Canada’s youth get the most out of the 4-H program. In addition to her work with 4-H, Stefanie supports young leaders by serving on the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College alumni organizations. Stefanie is a proud 4-H alumnus from the Middlesex County 4-H Association in Ontario. In her daily life, Stefanie leads marketing for Delta Power Equipment, one of Eastern Canada’s largest farm equipment dealerships located near London, Ontario.

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Morley Handford, AB

Morley’s involvement with 4-H started when he became a corporate member for Imperial Oil Limited in the 1990s. He has since held many positions at both the provincial and national level. Morley was appointed Director of the 4-H Foundation of Alberta, and Chairman of the Alberta Investment Committee. At the national level, he has served as President of both the Canadian 4-H Council and the Canadian 4-H Foundation. In 2014, he was inducted as an Honourary Member of the Canadian 4-H Council for providing almost 25 years of dedicated volunteerism. Now retired, Morley had an outstanding career that spanned 30 years and included executive positions with Imperial Oil Limited, Esso, and the Exxon Chemical Company.

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Todd Klink, SK 

Todd was raised on a mixed farm in southwestern Saskatchewan where he was a member of 4-H for several years. After graduating from university, Todd began working in agriculture and has been in the industry ever since. Todd joined Farm Credit Canada in 2003 and is currently Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer. Todd and his wife Kathryn have two teenaged children and live in Regina, SK.

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Ben Graham, AB 

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Krista Scaldwell, ON 

Krista is currently the Vice President of Communications at Great-West Life. Previous roles include public affairs and communications for Coca-Cola Canada, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies in Canada and at Bristol Myers Squibb Canada. Krista has more than 20 years of not-for-profit experience both in management and at the board level. She has an undergraduate degree from Trent University and an Executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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Clayton joined the Manitoba 4-H Council as their Executive Director in 2011, after more than two decades as an agricultural researcher.  Growing up on the family farm he was also 3rd generation in the Rivers Beef Club, followed by his son Quinn who just completed his last year as a 4-H member and is now transitioning to take over the farm.  Clayton has been engaged in the 4-H program for many years as a volunteer, parent and leader. In 2013, Clayton was named as a Nuffield Scholar, and credits his time in 4-H as contributing to this award.