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LGBTQ+ Youth and 4-H

Let's dispel the myth that there are no members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) community in the Ag sector. “It is absolutely false,” says Dr. Jeff Howard. Social media has brought many communities together and “out,” revealing that many agricultural officials and leaders are part of the LGBTQ+ community on line.  Nonetheless, many LGBTQ+ identifiers still feel the need to “hide in plain sight,” and preconceptions and prejudice are a real... READ MORE

4-H Kenyan Delegation Partners with Government to Attract Youth to Agriculture Careers

Kenya’s farmers are aging and the government needs to attract youth to the sector.  The Global 4-H Network Summit cemented a close partnership between government and the Kenyan 4-H delegation, and provided an opportunity to see what’s working in other countries – particularly Canada.  Their priority is for youth to see and experience positive opportunities in a new farming value chain. “To succeed in attracting youth to agriculture, it has to make sense to them,” said Phoebe Odhia... READ MORE

Engaging the Next Generation of Global Hunger Fighters

Ending hunger is the single greatest challenge we face on the planet today. World Food Prize Youth Institute (WFP-YI) is an exemplary model of how 4-H can engage and empower youth as global citizens. Its mission is to find a way to feed the nine billion people who will share this planet by 2050. Its programs provide opportunities for youth to engage with experts and tackle challenges to global food security while learning valuable career and life skills. At today’s workshop at the 2017 G... READ MORE

Day 3 of the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security was the theme for day three of the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit in Ottawa. Delegates had the opportunity to visit a variety of workshops and sessions around positive development and sustainability for the future of the organization and industry. Developing sustainable agricultural techniques for the future is essential to help reduce global poverty. The summit is using this platform to share new and innovative technologies and ideas with 4-H groups ... READ MORE

“Food is the ultimate connection,” Lazarus Lynch Tells Global 4-H Network Summit Delegates

World traveler and food artist, Lazarus Lynch shares his stories behind cultural comfort foods at his 4-H global food party. A high-energy group of global delegates didn't need any convincing when celebrity chef Lazarus Lynch told them "food is the ultimate connection." In keeping with today's theme of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, Chef Lazarus entertained delegates with stories mixed while offering up cooking tips. After hearing from delegates why they love food, he got to wo... READ MORE