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‘…and my world’: The 4-H Pledge Goes Global

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Ottawa, Ontario – July 11, 2019 – 4-H Canada is pleased to announce that following its Annual General Meeting today, the 4-H Pledge will now include “…and my world” at the end.

The idea to update the 4-H Pledge was initiated at the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit by 4-H youth members themselves who, for the first time, met with other 4-H youth from around the world and realized that they belonged to a global community of more than seven million youth involved in 4-H in over 70 countries. Feeling empowered to contribute to a movement with implications far beyond themselves, 4-H youth proposed to align their Pledge in solidarity, so that their fellow members across the country could pledge the same promise as their counterparts around the world every day.

 

4-H Manitoba seized the momentum after their youth members expressed the same interest and presented a resolution to amend the Pledge at the 2018 4-H Canada AGM, which was adopted.

 

“This update to the 4-H Pledge is a testament that 4-H in Canada listens to youth and engages them in having a voice at the table to ensure we have thriving communities in partnership with youth leaders,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. ‘‘4-H in Canada is leading the Global 4-H Network because we see the opportunity and potential youth can have in being leaders at every level of community around the world.”

 

Starting today, 4-H clubs, their leaders and members in Canada will begin to use the updated 4-H Pledge, with the ultimate goal of them achieving a sense of self-identification with it while strengthening their sense of belonging to a greater community, with endless opportunities.

 

“4-H has taken me to local fairs, provincial camps, national conferences and on the Going Global Exchanges program,” said Cassidy Barnert, 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Committee member from Alberta. “I’m excited about the addition of ‘…and my world’ to the 4-H Pledge because it highlights the global 4-H movement and the international opportunities available.”

The updated 4-H pledge now reads:

I pledge

My head to clearer thinking,

My heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service,

My health to better living,

For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

 

To learn more about the 4-H Pledge and its updated wording, visit 4-h-canada.ca/pledge.

 

President Todayville Inc., Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 41 Signal Regiment, Board Member Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award Foundation, Board Member Canadian Forces Liaison Council (Alberta) Musician, Photographer, Former VP/GM CTV Edmonton.

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Red Deer County invites public to Cattlemen’s Day event

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Red Deer County invites public to Cattlemen’s Day event

November 21 workshop covers important topics such as animal nutrition and herd sustainability.

(RED DEER COUNTY) Red Deer County Agricultural Services is pleased to co-host an upcoming workshop on the future of the cattle industry. The workshop is co-hosted with Clearwater County and takes place on Nov. 21 from 9:30am – 4:00pm at the Evergreen Community Hall near Condor Alberta.

The workshop will focus on animal nutrition, crop management, the truth about beef sustainability and the future of the cattle industry.

According to Red Deer County Agricultural Services Manager Cody McIntosh, “This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the cattle industry, not just producers. We have a wide variety of speakers on hand who are experts in their respective fields.”

There is no charge to attend this workshop and a lunch will be provided. Anyone interested in attending can register for the workshop at CATTLEMENSDAY.EVENTBRITE.COM. For more information on this and other County Ag workshops please call 403.342.8654.

To stay up to date with Red Deer County, visit www.rdcounty.ca or go to our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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WATCH: The role of women in agriculture

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Watch as Mackenzie Skeels speaks with Nuffield Scholar Brenda Schoepp for Know Ideas Media about the various ways that women contribute to agriculture globally.

About Brenda Schoepp in her own words:

“I inspire and nurture the growth of individuals through mentorship with compassion, integrity and authenticity. I believe in and promote equality – the standing up for the excellence of each other, and in dignity – the acceptance of all individuals and their gifts – and am accountable to these values. I promote literacy, gender equality and health as foundations for future food security and as a global leader empower people through a multidisciplinary, regenerative approach to grow food, protect environments, strengthen trade and secure financial independence for themselves, their families and their communities while respecting the historical and cultural space in which they live”. – Brenda Schoepp

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