By Gillian MacDougall
In rural communities 4-H is a familiar name and is often thought to be a group reserved solely for farm kids and showing livestock, but 4-H today has expanded and developed to offer far more than that to its members. A youth organization that promotes leadership and encourages its members “to learn to do by doing” 4-H Canada has developed four pillars to their program — Community Engagement and Communications, Science and Technology, The Environment and Healthy Living and the fourth pillar Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security. 4-H offers a variety of opportunities and endless possibilities to its members.
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