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March 26, 2024

Manitoba Government Supports Youth through 4-H Programming

BRANDON—The Manitoba government will continue to provide funding to the Manitoba 4-H Council to offer programming for rural Manitoba youth, Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.

“The 4-H program has a long history in Manitoba of working with rural youth to help develop leadership, self-confidence, communication and many other practical skills,” said Kostyshyn. “Our government appreciates the volunteers who dedicate their time to helping guide young Manitobans and build communities.”

The Manitoba government has provided $900,000 over three years starting in 2022 to Manitoba 4-H Council to deliver programming across the province to over 100 4-H clubs for more than 1,000 members, the minister said.

“We appreciate the support of the Manitoba government.” said Shannon Carvey, executive director Manitoba 4-H Council Inc. “The funding from the Manitoba government allows us to provide quality programming for our members, leaders and volunteers at regional and provincial events.”

4-H was founded in Roland, Manitoba in 1913 and has been supported by the Manitoba government since the early 1920s. Manitoba’s financial support helps further the program’s goal to provide young members with the foundations for success in their future, noted the minister.

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