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4-H Calf Club wins national prize for video

First time's a charm for the Comox Valley 4-H Calf Club, as their inaugural entry into a recent video competition netted the club a national prize.

"The kids are excited — they're passing the word around on Facebook," said Trina Gunter, a leader for the club.

Nearly 20,000 online votes determined the provincial winners, and provincial winners from each category then moved onto a national judging panel.

From the entries, four national winners were selected and earned top score for creativity, impact and awareness of 4-H in Canada.

Gunter explained the club entered videos in all of the categories, with the category they won — What is the future of science and technology in agriculture? — being the most difficult to produce.

"The kids did a great job. We spent four hours on a Saturday (creating the video) about the experience raising adult chickens."

She noted the club had just ordered some new equipment and the money from the competition will go towards the purchase, and the kids will vote on how to spend the remaining money.

Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada (FCC), more than $50,000 in prize money was awarded to clubs nationwide.

"The next generation of agriculture is in good hands and FCC is happy to support these young people in expressing and pursuit a future in our amazing agriculture industry," said Lyndon Carlson, senior vice-president, marketing at FCC in a press release.

Gunter said the club has 16 members, and is open to anyone between the ages of nine and 21 who is interested in agriculture or loves animals.

She added they not only focus on farm-related projects and activities, but work on public speaking, participate in field trips and have guests such as members of Toastmasters give presentations to the club.

"They are learning to be better citizens in the community," added Gunter.

The club, which runs from January to November, is holding a fundraiser to learn more about dairy genetics. For more information about the fundraiser, contact Gunter at 350-334-2346.

To view the winning video, visit www.youtube.com/4HCanada.

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