July 11th - 14th 2017

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Keep the Momentum Going

You may be back home but the excitement of the global 4-H movement lives on. Here are some idea to keep the momentum from the Global 4-H Network Summit going:
  • Share with us a photo of you wearing your awesome Summit delegate t-shirt in your hometown using the hashtag #4H4TheWorld
  • Sign up for 4-H LEARNS and join the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit Group to keep connecting, sharing information and ce... READ MORE

Building the Foundations of 4-H in Kosovo

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” –Sun Tzu Çlirim Sheremeti is a youth delegate at the Global Summit this week who only found out about 4-H about nine months ago. In fact, he thought it was an organization unique to Finland. He ended 2016 exploring the long-standing Finnish 4-H Federation that has 3,000 clubs all over the Nordic country. By February this year, he had established 4-H in war-torn Kosovo for t... READ MORE

Day 4 of the Global 4-H Network Summit

That’s a wrap, folks! The final day of the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit has come and gone. The past week has been a whirlwind of incredible learning opportunities for everyone involved. Day four’s theme was The Environment and Healthy Living. Delegates had the chance to attend informative workshops and sessions with a focus on building emotional and environmental skills. The keynote speaker for the day was Krysta Harden, the Vice-President of Public Affairs at DuPont. Krysta’s back... READ MORE

Are ‘Ewe’ Okay? Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health

The final day of the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit had the theme of the Environment and Healthy Living. Tying right into this, four delegates representing the Scottish Association of Young Farmers (SAYFC) held an info session on the stigma behind mental health. According to SAYFC, one in four people in Scotland will suffer from poor mental health at some point in their life, yet there is still a negative perception of this in the public eye. Gillian Bourman, Amy Ingram, Gillian Watret and... READ MORE

It’s Easy Being Green

There is a drastic need for humanity to re-evaluate how they approach ‘going green.’ For example, Canadians bring home more than 55 million plastic bags per week. It's easy being green, and with a passionate young guide like Mackenzie Kerr (YAC Rep, Prince George, British Columbia) to lead the way, it’s as simple as 1-2-3.
  1. Reduce your waste footprint
  2. Reuse- Repair and renew instead of replacing
  3. Recycle and compost with your 4-H club!
Ins... READ MORE