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4-H Member Takes Home Awards at the 2023 Canada-Wide Science Fair
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4-H Member Takes Home Awards at the 2023 Canada-Wide Science Fair

In a striking demonstration of innovation in science and technology, Mac Dykeman, a 4-H Canada Science Fair finalist from Langley, BC, took home two awards at the renowned 2023 Canada-Wide Science Fair. The fair took place at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Dykeman's project, titled 'An Innovative Approach to Ammonia in Poultry Operations', proposed the use of Prussian Blue or Prussian Blue + Biochar as bedding additives in poultry operations for ammonia adsorption. Her exceptional work in this project earned her the Bronze Senior Excellence Award and the Senior Technology in Agriculture Award, complete with a $1000 cash prize.

4-H Alberta Celebrates 18 Members Honoured with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal
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4-H Alberta Celebrates 18 Members Honoured with Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

In a truly remarkable display of community spirit and dedication, 4-H Alberta is delighted to share the news of seventeen individuals from our community who have been awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta). These medals were created by the Province of Alberta to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. We are thrilled to shine a light on the exceptional commitment and passion demonstrated by outstanding 4-H leaders. These individuals have made a significant impact on their clubs, districts, and regions through their dedication, hard work, and belief in the power of the 4-H program.

2023 Judging Competition Results are in!
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2023 Judging Competition Results are in!

The annual 4-H Alberta Judging Competition was held in Vermillion at Lakeland College on March 10, 2023. One hundred two members participated, 24 juniors, 44 intermediates and 35 seniors. Classes judged in this competition were: Commercial Heifers, Purebred Bulls, Horses, Dairy Cows, Market Hogs, Sheep, Silage, Canola, Steak and Sale Catalogues. 4-H Members compete within their age group.

4-H Alberta Board Member, Simone Demers-Collins, inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame
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4-H Alberta Board Member, Simone Demers-Collins, inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame

Simone Demers-Collins has been an advocate for the agriculture and agri-food industries, an educator and food champion for over five decades. Through her work with industry organizations and the Alberta government, she led initiatives to promote accurate, science-based information about food, food production and food quality to consumers, health professionals, media and students. In her marketing work, Demers-Collins is credited with the simple, yet powerful messaging that canola oil is Healthy. Local. Affordable.

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