Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced that it will be extending its funding to 4-H Canada to 2018.

FCC's annual funding commitment of $250,000 supports national, provincial, and club level programs and initiatives, including the FCC 4-H Club Fund.

"From supporting program development at 4-H Canada, to events and initiatives with the provincial associations right down to club activities, FCC is proud to support 4-H at all levels," said Todd Klink, FCC Vice-President, Partners and Channels. "We’re very excited to be solidifying our strong partnership with 4-H until 2018, and doing our part in creating future leaders who are positively impacting communities across Canada."

Many 4-H clubs use their Club Fund package towards Achievement Days, where members show off their accomplishments to their family and community.

"It’s a chance to evaluate how much you as a show person and how much your animal have improved over the year," says Kendra Elliott, who will be showing a market steer, a heifer and a continuation heifer at the Pipestone 4-H Beef Club Achievement Days in Manitoba on July 4 and 7, 2015. "It’s fantastic to know that FCC supports us. These events bring a lot of meaning, a sense of accomplishment and memories to the life of every 4-H’er."

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has partnered with 4-H Canada for the past 25 years.