A recently roused youth demographic, including 4-H members, has set its sights on social engagement in Gambia as the country takes its first steps away from the 22-year reign of former leader Yahya Jammeh. That’s according to Ousman Sonko, vice-principal of the Rural Development Institute’s Department of Community Development and a presenter at the Global
It’s time to think about what lies below our feet. That was the message delegates from 35 countries received from multiple speakers at the recent Global 4-H Summit in Ottawa. Soil health emerged from several workshops during the third day of the July 11-14 conference, themed around sustainable agriculture and food security. Syngenta Canada, also
North American 4-H may have branched into everything from babysitting to robotics, but elsewhere it’s still back to the basics — producing enough food for the family. Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada and chair of the Global 4-H Network, estimates that about 60 per cent of programs worldwide are focused on agriculture or food
It’s time for 4-H members to find their footing with geographic information systems (GIS) technology. That’s according to an extension 4-H program based out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Geospatial thinking is a necessity and, with the new equipment, the new things that are coming out, the more education and understanding that you have, the
A new app will bring weed identification to the field with the click of a smartphone camera. That’s according to Bayer and its recently released Weedscout app, which compares a photo of a weed with a cumulative database and returns a list of potential matches. “As it’s used more and more, it’s designed to learn
For the first event of its kind to be held in Canada, 4-H delegates from around the world are in Ottawa July 11-14 attending the 2017 Global 4-H Summit. Topics will range from leadership to sustainable agriculture, science, health and environmentalism. Follow Manitoba Co-operator reporter Alexis Stockford on Twitter for quick updates from the summit.
Keynote speaker Krista Scaldwell, a 4-H alumnus and vice-president for insurance firm Great-West Life, gives advice on mentorship to delegates from 35 countries during the Global 4-H Summit in Ottawa, July 11-14. Follow Manitoba Co-operator reporter Alexis Stockford on Twitter for quick updates from the summit.
A Manitoba couple who received national recognition this spring for leadership with the 4-H program says one of the reasons they moved to rural Manitoba was so their own children could be involved in the program. Philip and Leanne Fenez, who have a small farm near La Salle, were among nine individuals across Canada to
4-H Saskatchewan is coming to Ag in Motion this summer in a big way with an interactive Farm Safety Pavilion and 4-H Farm Safety Day. On Thursday, July 21, the Farm Safety Pavilion on 5th Street will be home to the 4-H Farm Safety Day as well as ongoing farm safety stations all three days
Marika Dewar-Norosky is seeing farm and rural life in a new light following a once-in-a-lifetime trip as a 4-H delegate to Ottawa this spring. The Grade 11 teen from Newdale 4-H Club was one of six Manitoba delegates visiting the nations capital in early May to participate in the 4-H Canada Citizenship Congress. 4-H Canada