Carleton County Spring Show and Sale - April 11-13, 2016
4-H members from the Western District 4-H Clubs will be taking part in the Carleton County Spring Show and Sale on April 11-13, 2016 at the Northern Carleton Civic Centre in Florenceville – Bristol, N.B. This year 12 of the animals at the show and sale are being raised by 4-H members. Weighing in and tagging will take place on Monday, April 11 beginning at 5 p.m. with the 4-H Judging Competition set for 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, April 12 the 4-H Showmanship Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and Conformation Classes will take place beginning at 12:00 noon. On Wednesday, April 13 the Awards Presentation will take place on the arena floor beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the sale of animals to begin at 1:00 p.m.
Our 4-H members who are in the beef project are very interested and dedicated to the beef industry and through their involvement in the beef project will likely consider a career in farming or a technical or professional career that relates to agriculture. Also through the knowledge gained by completing the beef project when they become a consumer they will have a greater appreciation of the importance of and some of the issues facing the livestock industry. 4-H members must care for their project animals; they must complete a record book on their project animal where they maintain current records of the costs associated with the management of the animal. They will also learn judging skills that will help them as they make decisions each day of their life – from selecting what to have to eat for breakfast, which jeans to buy, etc. They learn to choose things on quality – not on what someone else tells you. Judging will give them the confidence to make a choice, to teach them to organize their thoughts and think while they are talking and to learn to assess the positives and negatives of a situation/article.
4-H in New Brunswick is a rural, community based organization, which develops life skills such as citizenship, cooperation, responsibility, independence, entrepreneurship, leadership, teaching of proper environmental practices and financial management through achievement in project and program work for young people between the ages of 6 and 21. As the New Brunswick population ages there is a need to facilitate the entry of beginning producers with a strong skill and knowledge base into the farming industry. Our 4-H program is a natural fit to do this as we provide our 4-H members with those skills. We promote agriculture as a viable occupation to young people and provide them with access to programming that will develop their skills to use the technology needed in today’s agriculture industry resulting from all the advances being made in science and innovation.
For more information on the 4-H portion of the Carleton County Spring Show and Sale please contact Steven Hunter at (506)392-8331 or email@example.com . For information on the 4-H Program in New Brunswick, please contact Linda Porter, Executive Director of 4-H New Brunswick
4-H Provincial Communications Competition - April 30, 2016
4-H members will be in Sussex, N.B. on April 30 to compete in the 2016 4-H Provincial Communications Competition.
Communication is an important part of the 4-H program in New Brunswick. 4-H members complete and present a prepared speech or demonstration at their 4-H Club level usually during the months of January and February. In March the first place winners at the Club level compete in the District level to win a spot in the Provincial level competition, which is being held on April 30 in Sussex and being hosted this year by 4-H members and volunteer leaders of the Southern District 4-H Council.
The competition will get under way with registration at 9:00 a.m. at the Sussex Regional High School, 55 Leonard Drive, Sussex, N.B. This will be followed by the opening remarks at 9:30 a.m.
Competition will get under way following the opening remarks and will continue throughout the morning, followed with a lunch and presentation of awards to winners at the conclusion of the event.
4-H New Brunswick is excited to have FCC as the major sponsor of the 4-H public speaking program this year. The winner in each age category will be awarded a monetary award from FCC.
For information on this event, please contact Lori Anne Thorne, Chairperson of the competition at 512-1208 or firstname.lastname@example.org . For information on the 4-H Program in N.B. contact the Executive Director, Linda Porter at 324-6244.
Derbert, NS Atlantic Conference March 2016
Atlantic 4-H Intermediate Members Conference from March 18-20
Over one hundred 4-H members, volunteer leaders and staff from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island traveled to the Debert Hospitality Centre in Debert, Nova Scotia for the Atlantic 4-H Intermediate Members Conference from March 18-20.
The weekend saw a variety of fun and informative workshops and activities for those in attendance as the “Out Of This World Ag … citing - Leadership and Innovation in Food, Agriculture and Science” conference took place.
Friday started off with registration, an Amazing Pod Race and get acquainted games. The 4-H Atlantic Committee were very pleased to have Donna Bridge, President of 4-H Canada attend the conference and bring opening remarks to those present. The welcome keynote “The Road to the World Championships” was delivered by Andrew Keddy. Andrew encouraged members to make the most of each day, use gifts to enhance the lives of others, try and learn something new, and be a great mentor to others. The evening wound up with a pizza party and social time.
Saturday started off bright and early after breakfast with a Morning Challenge and then members worked on building their skills with Jolene MacEachern from Cultiv8. Jolene encouraged members to take advantage of all the opportunities open to them, to not give up - that great ideas take time and to keep trying until they are successful with their innovations.
After a short break members moved right into “Robotics – Welcome to Our World” with Gary Walsh of Acadia University. Gary captivated the members with ERNO his robot and encouraged them to take part in the robotics and computer programming they have at Acadia especially for the Junior and Senior High School members in the area of the competitions they offer.
After lunch members boarded a bus for a trip to tour Dal AC and Perennia Innovation Centre for the afternoon.
Members had the opportunity to tour Dal AC, participate in some great activities like extracting the DNA from a strawberry, learning about the composition of soils and nematodes and pollination and harmful insects. They also visited TruLeaf/GoodLeaf Agriculture to experience vertical indoor farming and AgSeed Technologies to see the making of biocomposite products for use in the construction industry from agricultural bi products from oil seeds while at the Perennia Innovation Centre before returning back to Dal AC for a Woodsman Demo.
Members then headed to the Masstown Market for supper with guest speaker and owner Laurie Jennings. Laurie spoke to members on the challenges, obstacles and innovations he used as he expanded his market and encouraged them to be advocates for fresh, local food.
Then – it was back to the Debert Hospitality Centre for a presentation by Ella Lentz, a senior 4-H member from Nova Scotia who spoke on the AG…citing opportunities in 4-H for the members as they continue on in the 4-H program. Then 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Committee members Amy McConchie from New Brunswick and Melissa Taylor from Newfoundland and Labrador spoke to members about their involvement in 4-H Canada and encouraged members to take advantage of everything they could. Then it was on to 4-H Night In Atlantic Canada where members showcased their unique projects, programs and ideas using skits, music, demonstrations and speeches before having snacks and a social time before heading to bed. What an awesome evening and what a talented group of 4-Hers!
Sunday after breakfast the group were put through an energetic and fun workout with “The Power To Believe” and Gordon McNeilly of UFit. Gordon shared his zest for life and motivated the group to eat healthier, get more energetic and give themselves time to live their life to the fullest.
After a quick break Rob Black, CEO Rural Ontario Institute and Past-President of 4-H Canada delivered the closing address where he encouraged members to continue to learn, grow, accept opportunities when presented to them, live life to the fullest, don’t be afraid to make mistakes if you learn from them, to find a great mentor and head to great places!
After wrapping up, evaluations and lunch - members headed home to put the knowledge and skills that they obtained into practice in communities all across Atlantic Canada.
For more information on this 4-H event or the 4-H program in general, please contact the Executive Director of the New Brunswick 4-H Program, Linda Porter at 506-324-6244.
JULY 19, 2013 Dairy and Beef Youth Excel at EastGen Atlantic 4-H Showcase 2013
TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA – As warm as the temperature has been at times this summer, the friendly competition was even hotter over the July 12-14th weekend at the fairgrounds in Truro, NS, during the 24th EastGen Atlantic 4-H Showcase. Close to 83 beef and dairy participants converged on the fairgrounds to learn and compete over the course of the two and a half day event. This was the final of four similar events organized by EastGen and held across their service area this summer.
“This was one of the best groups of youth to have participated in this event. We are very proud to say that we had youth representing all four Atlantic provinces this year. For me, one of the greatest rewards for hosting the Showcase is not only seeing the learning that is taking place by the youth, but the friendships that are being made across all the Atlantic provinces which will last a lifetime,” commented Dale MacPhee, EastGen Atlantic regional sales manager. “The EastGen 4-H Showcase is an event that has past participants coming back as team leaders just to be involved with the event and the mentoring of the youth. They will be the future leaders in our communities and represent the future of agriculture, one which we are proud to be a part of.” MacPhee also commended Nova Scotia 4-H for their generous support of resources and thanked all event leaders and sponsors who join EastGen to make Showcase such an ongoing success.
An embryo jackpot was once again an exciting feature for Showcase competitors. One embryo was randomly drawn in each class in order to give all participants a chance to win. Thanks to the following Holstein and Ayrshire breeders who generously provided elite pedigreed embryos, sired by Semex sires, from the heart of their breeding programs: Brackley Farm, Brackley, PE; Lilac Lodge Holsteins, North Wiltshire, PE; Raisaview Holsteins, Cormack, NF; Winterbay Farms/Fairisle Farms Inc., Mt. Stewart & Brackley, PE; Forever Schoon Farm, Vernon Bridge, PE; Extondale Farms, Winsloe, PE; Red Oak Farms, Oyster Bed, PE; Cobequid Holsteins, Upper Onslow, NS; Straitside Holsteins, Pugwash, NS; and Lonelymaple Holsteins, Upper Stewiacke, NS.
2013 EastGen Atlantic 4-H Showcase Results: Judges: Dairy – Garth Morton, New Brunswick; Beef – Jay Hiltz, Nova Scotia DAIRY SHOW WINNERS: Champion Showperson – Connor Mann, Prince Edward Island; Reserve Champion Showperson – Raine Beckwith, New Brunswick; Champion Calf – Raine Beckwith, New Brunswick, with Shadowave Gold Spicey (sired by Braedale Goldwyn); Reserve Champion Calf – Cole Yuill, Nova Scotia, with Cobequid Mercury Lily; Overall Champion – Erica Jackson, Nova Scotia; Reserve Overall Champion – Kyle Bouma, Prince Edward Island; Top Quiz – Erica Jackson, Nova Scotia; Best Exhibit – Team Carleton; “Andrea Crowe Inspirational Award” – Logan Vroegh, Nova Scotia.
BEEF SHOW WINNERS: Champion Showperson – Melanie DeLong, Nova Scotia; Reserve Champion Showperson – Sarah Manthorne, Nova Scotia; Champion Calf – Danielle Stewart, Nova Scotia, with Harmony Ridge Mona Lisa; Reserve Champion Calf – Sarah Manthorne, Nova Scotia, with SM Zoey; Overall Champion – Taylor Welch, New Brunswick; Reserve Overall Champion – Danielle Stewart, Nova Scotia; Top Quiz – Taylor Welch, New Brunswick.
DAIRY EMBRYO JACKPOT WINNERS: Lane Yuill, Nova Scotia Meridian x Brackleyfarm Atwood Wonderful, donated by Brackley Farm. Ashleigh Bennedict, Nova Scotia Goldwyn x Bridgecross Shottle Lark, donated by Lilac Lodge Holsteins. James Murphy, Prince Edward Island Windbrook x Raisaview Shottle Appleten, donated by Raisaview Holsteins. Cole Yuill, Nova Scotia Doorman x Fairisle Windbrook Beth, donated by Winterbay/Fairisle. Serena Meaney, Nova Scotia Perfect x Forever Schoon Elizabeth 2, donated by Forever Schoon Farm. Miranda Murphy, New Brunswick Sid x Extondale Goldwyn Joan 2, donated by Extondale Farms. Marshall Ellis, Nova Scotia Fever x Goldenflo Dundee Stylish, donated by Red Oak Farms. Sarah McCullough, New Brunswick Windbrook x Cowtown Goldwyn Piper-ET, donated by Cobequid Holsteins. Ryan Porter, Nova Scotia Facebook x Hobby Hollow Goldwyn Beckie, donated by Straitside Holsteins. Kyle VanderKloet, Prince Edward Island Windbrook x MS Savage-Leigh Precise-ET, donated by Lonelymaple Holsteins. Denis Arsenault, Prince Edward Island Family passes to Canadian Dairy XPO, Stratford, ON. EastGen wishes to express thanks to the following sponsors who supported this event: Atlantic Area 4-H Organizations, Agropur, Canadian Dairy XPO, Fundy Veterinarians, Lindenright Holsteins, Leagault & Companies, Nova Scotia Animal Breeders, Parker’s Plants, and the PEI Branch of Holstein Canada.
EastGen is a farmer owned company headquartered in Guelph, Ont., and serving the dairy and beef breeders of Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. EastGen, and their two partner cooperatives located in British Columbia and Quebec, are proud owners of The Semex Alliance, which is recognized as a leader in developing and marketing elite dairy and beef genetics to customers around the world.
Photos are available via email upon request provided that photo credit is given to EastGen or Angela Masters upon any reproduction/electronic posting. For more information or photos contact: Dale MacPhee, EastGen Atlantic Area Manager Tel.: 506-875-1573 Email: email@example.com For additional information contact: Christa Ormiston, EastGen Communications Coordinator Tel.: 1-888-821-2150/519-821-2150 x252 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodstock – April 30, 2013
The 2013 New Brunswick 4-H Provincial Communication Competition was held on April 27, 2013 at the Nashwaak Valley Elementary School in Durham Bridge, N.B. with 4-Hers, their families, volunteer leaders and guests present for the day long event.
The Central District 4-H Council hosted the competition this year and the day got under way with registrations beginning at noon and an opening session immediately following. Opening remarks were provided by Kirk MacDonald, MLA for York North, Mike Allen, MP for the riding of Tobique Mactaquac, Dale Antworth, President of the New Brunswick 4-H Council and Carol Boonstoppel, President of the Central District 4-H Council. Supper was provided for those present and the day wound up with presentations of awards to the winners. Each winner received prizes and an annual plaque.
Judges for the event were in the Public Speaking Category: Mike Allen, Tracy McIntosh and Duncan Matheson. In the Cloverbud and Junior Demonstration Category (single and double) they were Marcy Emberger, Judy Whalen and Terry Wishart. In the Intermediate and Senior Demonstration Category (single and double) they were Carol Ann Hanley, Jennifer Jobbins and Kirk MacDonald.
In the Public Speaking Category the winners were: in the Cloverbud Division, Caitlin Riordon of the Triple K 4-H Club who spoke on “Maple Treats”. Other members competing were Joe Gregory, Stephanie Gagnon, Dallas Hunter and Mackenzie Thorne.
In the Junior Division, Shaughnessy Riordon of the Triple K 4-H Club placed first with his speech on “President”. Other members competing were Isaac Gilbert, Anika O’Neill, Layla Cantafio and Carrisa Geddes.
In the Intermediate Division, Emily Gregory of the Harvey 4-H Club won with her speech “Annie”. Other members competing were Helen Pickard, Helena Helmsmeuller, Barry Riordon and Cory Hall.
In the Senior Division, Victoria Blakely of the Coverdale Albert County
4-H Club won with her speech “Tide – To It” Other members competing were Garrett Keirstead, Emma Allen and Ashley Black.
In the Demonstrations Category the winners were: in the Cloverbud Single Demonstration Division, the winner was Coy Tompkins of the Mount Pleasant 4-H Club with his demonstration on “Kung Fu”.
In the Junior Single Demonstration Division the winner was Lacey Geddes of the Irishtown 4-H Club with her demonstration on “Bendaroo Who”. Other members competing were Keegan Pickard, Sinead Riordon and Cole Mullin.
In the Intermediate Single Demonstration Division the winner was Grace Coleman of the Kings County Beef 4-H Club with her demonstration on “Mason Jar Gifts”. The other member competing was Lena Gallant..
In the Senior Single Demonstration Division the winner was Carrie Corbett of the Kings County Beef 4-H Club with her demonstration on “Cheap Tips From A Lazy Girl”. The other members competing were Michaela Bourque and Jamie Foster.
In the Junior Double Demonstration Division the winners were Hannah Coleman and Emma Mullin of the Kings County Beef 4-H Club with their demonstration on “A Day At The Spa”. The other competitors were Jessie and Sam MacQuarrie.
In the Intermediate Double Demonstration Division the winners were Sophia Linke and Charlotte Moore from the Nashwaak Valley 4-H Club with their demonstration on “How To Prepare A Horse For A Horse Show”.
In the Senior Double Demonstration Division the winners were Andrew Hornbrook and Cora Sharp of the Kings County Beef 4-H Club with their demonstration on “How To Make Maple Syrup”. Other competitors were Lisa Haueisen and Kathleen LeBlanc.
Communication is an important part of the 4-H Program in New Brunswick. 4-H members complete and present a prepared speech or demonstration at their 4-H Club level usually during the months of January and February. In March the first place winners at the Club level compete in the District level to win a spot in the Provincial Communications Competition. The top Senior 4-H Public Speaker will go on to represent our 4-H Program and compete in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition to be held in connection with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto in November.
4-H New Brunswick was excited to have FCC as the national sponsor of the 4-H public speaking program this year. The 4-H National Public Speaking Contest followed 4-Hers as they moved through their local 4-H Club, 4-H District and 4-H Provincial competitions in 2013 - 4-H Canada’s Centennial year. To celebrate 100 years of 4-H, FCC planned a special Centennial Public Speaking Program. Every 4-H member received a special certificate signed by Greg Stewart, President and CEO of FCC and Rob Black, President of Canadian 4-H Council for participating in the Centennial Public Speaking Event at their local 4-H Club level. At provincials, the winner in each age category in the speech division was awarded a monetary award from FCC. Speeches were recorded and the winners will be uploaded to 4-H Canada’s website. Winners may be invited to present their speech at upcoming FCC events as well.
The success of any 4-H activity is due largely to the generous support of its sponsors and the organizing committee of the 4-H Provincial Communications Competition would like to thank the following for their support of this event: FCC, Potatoes NB, Eggs NB, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Maritime Case, Green Diamond- Woodstock, Shur Gain Feeds, Northumberland Dairy, Agriculture Alliance NB and Upper Durham W.I.
For information on this competition or the 4-H Program in New Brunswick contact the Executive Director, Linda Porter at 324-6244.
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