4-H Leader Awards and Travel Opportunites

   Agriculture and Forestry's 4-H Hall of Fame  |  Leader Travel Opportunities  |  Other Leader Opportunities Available



Leader Awards


Agriculture and Forestry's 4-H Hall of Fame

Deadline Sep 1

Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame Nomination Form click here

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is accepting nominations for the Alberta 4‑H Hall of Fame.

The Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame honours Albertans who have made exceptional contributions to the 4-H program in this province through outstanding leadership and/or have made significant impact on 4-H youth and/or leaders.

Who can be nominated?

Annually up to 2 nominees (individuals, couples or groups) will be selected to join the other Albertans who have been honoured since the Hall of Fame was initiated in 1971. 

Nominees may have served the 4-H program in Alberta as a volunteer or as a professional. Responsibilities and impact on 4-H, as well as involvement in other community organizations and activities will be taken into consideration.



L to R - Helen Andrews, Minister Carlier and Corine Verbeek - Albertans inducted in the Alberta Agriculture Hall of FameHelen Andrews, Minister Carlier and Corine Verbeek,
2016 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

A selection committee will make a recommendation to the 4-H Section who will forward the choices to senior Government of Alberta officials. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will make the official announcement of the inductee(s). Groups or individuals are invited to submit a nomination by 4:00 pm on September 1st. Late or incomplete nomination packages will not be considered by the Selection Committee.

 To read the brief biographies of the individuals who have been inducted into the Alberta 4-H Hall of Fame click here.

Contact: Alesha Hill


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Golden Clover Award

Deadline MARCH 31


4-H Alberta marks its Centennial in 2017.  100 years of 4-H history holds numerous opportunities to showcase the evolution of the program.  2017 is the time to recognize and celebrate outstanding leadership, innovative ideas, programs, activities and events that have made a difference and contributed to 4-H Alberta! 

 In the spirit of celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Alberta, the Golden Clover Award will be honoring the ten decades of 4-H achievement through innovative ideas and activities or events.  For 2017, we are seeking nominations that span the past 100 years of 4-H in Alberta.  The goal is to have 10 Golden Clover Awards, one to mark each decade.  Nominations may include innovations that are still going strong or past achievements that must not be forgotten.

The Golden Clover Award serves to recognize individuals or groups who have exhibited outstanding leadership while initiating a special contribution such as an innovative idea, program, activity or event that has made a significant difference to 4-H Alberta.  In 2017, we are seeking both current and historical nominations for the Golden Clover Award. 

Who can be nominated?

  • An individual or group, past or present, who has outstanding leadership skills while initiating their special contribution to 4-H at any level and in any decade, at the club, district, regional, or provincial level.

  • Past or Present - Members, Leaders, Sponsor Representatives, Clubs, District Councils, Regional Councils, 4-H Alumni, 4-H Staff, 4-H Supporters

 Examples of special contributions: (not limited to)

  • Creating and piloting a new project or program

  • Starting or re-organizing an event at the club, district, regional, or provincial level

  • Creating a new program, activity, or partnership at any level

  • Making a special contribution to 4-H

  • Outstanding leadership, mentorship, volunteerism

  • Facilitating a unique experience for members

 Past Golden Clover Award Recipients:

Northwest 4-H Region -Horse Play Committee- Developed and organized a successful, regional, equine event with large attendance

Leta Braunwarth - Use of technology to bring members together
Provost 4-H Pavilion – Community building 
Lorraine Parkinson - Club opportunity at the Calgary Stampede 
Alberta Recycling Management Authority – Recycling initiatives 
Henry Weigman - Program innovation 
Dixie Crowson, Linda Gooch and Muffy Knox – 4-H Alberta Horsemanship video 
Edith Zawadiuk - 4-H supporter and Ukraine 4-H initiative 
Calgary 4-H Alumni - Calaway Caper 
Milo Barfuss - Award of Excellence 
UFA Cooperative LTD - Sponsorship 


How to Apply:

  • Fill the form out, save, submit with testimonials or letters of support

  • Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

  • The Golden Clover Award will be announced at 4-H Fever 2017

  • Past nominees can be nominated again. Applications must be re-submitted on current form.

  • Recipients will be notified early June to make arrangements for presentation 


4-H Council of Alberta
c/o Golden Clover Award 2017
RR1 Site 7 Box 1
Westerose AB T0C 2V0
Email: susann.stone@4hab.com
Phone: 780-682-2648 Toll Free: 1-877-682-2244



4-H Canada National Volunteer Leader of the Year

Deadline Jan 31

Volunteer leaders are the lifeblood of the 4-H program. 4-H members, show your appreciation and nominate them for the prestigious National 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year award.

A winning leader from every province will receive a $100 cash prize, while their club will win a celebratory pizza party – a way for members to thank all of their leaders. Meanwhile, one national winner will receive a prize package including a trip to the 2016 4-H Canada Annual General Meeting in Calgary, the opportunity to attend the 2017 Leadership Summit in Ottawa, and a $1000.00 cash prize.

Winners are selected from the pool of applicants in their province.  Provincial winners then move forward to a national judging panel and a national volunteer leader is selected.


Nomination Process:

  • Visit apply.4-h-canada.ca
  • Nomination deadline is January 31

Contact:  4‑H Canada


4-H Canada National Volunteer Leader of the Year - Corine Verbeek, 2014 Provincial WinnerCorine Verbeek, 2014 Provincial Winner


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Leader Travel Opportunities


4-H Alberta offers various Leadership Development and Chaperone travel opportunities.  These opportunities give leaders the chance to travel nationally and internationally, meet fellow 4-H leaders and/or members, and expand their own leadership skills, knowledge and experience.  All leaders registered with 4-H Alberta are eligible to apply for these opportunities.

Chaperone Travel Opportunity Currently Available


4-H Canada Citizenship Congress - CHAPERONE TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY!

How to Submit An Application

  • Complete the appropriate application form and submit or email as an attachment to Katelyn Strang: katelyn.strang@gov.ab.ca

  • Download this form: Leader Opportunities Reference Form

  • Send this form to two selected references.  Have them submit or email to Katelyn Strang: katelyn.strang@gov.ab.ca

  • Await confirmation that you have received the travel opportunity (within one month after the deadline date). 

  • Only successful applicants will be contacted.

 Contact: Katelyn Strang

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Other Leader Opportunites Available


Nuffield Canada Farming Scholarship

Deadline Apr 30

Contact:  Nuffield Canada Scholarships


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