B.C. invests in province’s 4-H farm kids

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VICTORIA – You likely know them as the happy, hardworking kids in the barns  at every summer fair across British Columbia. The Province knows them as  the future of agriculture, and that’s why it’s investing $85,000 in the  B.C. 4-H program’s young members through a provincial grant.

More than 2,350 young people between six and 21 years old participate in  the B.C. 4-H program. The goal of the 4-H program, which is now more than  95 years old, is youth development, with a focus on knowledge, leadership,  citizenship and personal development.

The B.C. 4-H program is a vital link between youth and agriculture that  contributes to the future of farming in B.C. The grant will be used to  continue agriculture awareness among young British Columbians and  management of the 4-H program.

For a video of Agriculture Minister Don McRae with B.C. 4-H kids on a dairy goat farm, visit: www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/ministries/agriculture/