4-H Ontario and Kubota Canada Ltd. (Kubota) are excited to announce their new partnership. This partnership will benefit 4-H Ontario youth, as Kubota has established their exclusive sponsorship of 4-H Ontario’s Youth Leader Webinars and the development of a new provincial Graduating Members Award.
“This partnership with Kubota Canada Ltd. sets the bar for excellence and community involvement with 4-H senior members,” says Debra Brown, Executive Director, 4-H Ontario. “Together we will deliver positive youth leadership development through the Youth Leader Webinars and honour the excellence and dedication of graduating 4-H members through the new Graduating Members Award.”
4-H Ontario Youth Leader Webinar Training prepares senior 4-H Members with the knowledge to serve in their clubs in a leadership role. Once a youth turns 15 years old, they can take on more responsibilities within a club project. If youth wish to take on this role, they are required to attend training where they will learn more advanced techniques and theory on communications, teamwork, mentorship and leadership as applied to a 4-H club.
Every year 4-H Ontario honours approximately 100-150 graduating members, who are still involved at age 21, in over 40 different 4-H Associations across the province. 4-H Association Awards Nights take place in counties across the province from October-March. Kubota will now be recognized as the Exclusive Sponsor of the Graduating Members Award for 2018. All 4-H Associations will now be able to provide a personalized gift in honour of a member’s dedication to the 4-H program. Local Kubota representatives will be invited to present these sponsored awards at 4-H Awards Nights.
“Kubota Canada Ltd. is very pleased to support 4-H youth in Ontario through these very worthwhile programs. Our partnership with 4-H Ontario is a great way to reach out and support our youth,” said Rob Allison, National Brand Manager for Kubota Canada. “We hope to build lasting relationships with the communities in Ontario and help our youth reach their full potential.”
This partnership will also see the two organizations work together on various other initiatives such as creating opportunities for 4-H members to attend Kubota dealership events and for Kubota representatives to attend 4-H clubs to experience 4-H programming.
About 4-H Ontario
4-H Ontario is a non-profit positive youth development organization that builds youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today it is open to youth of all backgrounds across the province. 4-H youth ages 6–21 and screened, engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, self-confidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable skills for leadership and life.
About Kubota Canada
Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) is a subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. KCL markets and distributes Kubota-engineered and manufactured equipment, which includes a complete line of tractors (up to 171 HP), performance-matched implements, compact and utility tractors, compact construction, landscaping and public work equipment, residential lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Canada Ltd. at 5900 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario L3S 4K4, Canada TEL. (1) 905 294-6535 FAX. (1) 905 294-6651