Christine Suominen was born and raised on a mixed cow-calf and grain farm near Joffre, Alberta. She spent nine years as a dedicated member of East Lacombe Beef 4-H Club with market beef and breeding female projects. She is proud to have been a part of the longest running 4-H club in Alberta.
Following a move to the University of Lethbridge to study Agricultural Biotechnology, she joined the Kreative Kidz 4-H Multi Club. Christine’s passion for 4-H shone through her years as an Ambassador and continued to fuel her involvement throughout her University degree, as she stayed active in the 4-H community with gardening, sewing, knitting, and sports projects.
Outside of 4-H, Christine was instrumental in the establishment of the World University Service of Canada Committee in Lethbridge and community outreach with the Agriculture Students’ Society. This involvement led to being named, “Student of the Year” by the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union in 2018.
Since graduating from university, she has begun her career in agronomy with Richardson Pioneer and calls the Lamont area home.
Christine is looking forward to giving back and continuing to support 4-H in Alberta.