4-H leadership in Canada say, they've seen an increase in the number of youth involved in the 4-H program.

Foothills MP, and Shadow Minister for Agriculture, John Barlow, says this is because they've really started to think outside the box in terms of the different types of programs they offer.

"Where 4-H is going to play a real critical role moving forward, is were seeing more and more urban youth be further and further away from the farm. Now we have second, and third generation, Canadians who have never been on a farm, or really understand what farming is about."

Barlow says, they looking forward to working with 4-H to reconnect rural and urban communities in Canada.

"So those who grew up in more urban centers understand that they can have a connection to the farm, or rural lifestyle through 4-H programs that are now being offered in urban centres, and get them in touch with where their food comes from, how it's grown, and some of the innovation and environmental stewardship that's happening on the farm."

4-H members, alumni, and volunteers are celebrating November as National 4-H Month.

For more information on how you can get involved in the program, you can visit their website.

 

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