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Youth and Young FarmersOntario Essay Contest

Ontario Essay Contest

​2017 Essay Contest for 4-H Ontario 

This essay contest is sponsored by GROWMARK and participating FS member co-operatives. The contest is for high-school 4-H members in Ontario. 

Co-operatives were first created to help farmers secure the products and services they needed to be successful. As agriculture has changed, co-operatives today do much more. This year's essay contest asked 4-H members what are some of the ways co-operatives help today's farmers remain competitive, and what is the value they provide to modern farms?

Contest Goals:
The contest goals are to encourage students to develop writing skills, learn about current issues impacting agriculture, and understand the unique role of co-operatives.

2017 Essay Theme: 
"What value do co-operatives provide to today's farmers?"​
Click here to read Ryan McKerrell's winning essay: "Today's Farmers Beneft from Co-operatives"

The provincial 4-H winner receives a $500 award.
The 4-H Association of the provincial winner receives $300 to use toward something of lasting value to help future students and recognize the winner's accomplishment. 
Two runners-up will each receive a $125 award.

​Questions? Call 519-895-4251 or email Janice Johnson​.