ROCKWOOD – 4-H Ontario recently announced Monsanto as the new title sponsor of the 4-H Ontario Arbor Awards. The Monsanto 4-H Ontario Arbor Awards are 4-H Ontario’s most distinguished volunteer awards given out each year at 4-H Ontario’s Conference and Annual Meeting in March. Volunteers are nominated by their local Associations and recipients are chosen by a selection committee.

“4-H Ontario is excited to have Monsanto as the new sponsor of the 4-H Ontario Arbor Award,” said Evelyn Chambers, Senior Manager, Volunteer & Community Engagement, 4-H Ontario. “Monsanto has been and continues to be a generous supporter of the 4-H Ontario volunteer milestone awards and it is wonderful to have them support the prestigious Arbor Award as well.”

This award is open to all 4-H volunteers who have positively impacted 4-H in Ontario and have served the organization for over 10 years (this includes both club leaders and non-traditional volunteers). Nominees must have shown significant leadership, initiative and made a positive impact on 4-H at various levels (club, local, regional, provincial and/or national). Nominees’ involvement in other community activities and organizations is also strongly considered.

“Monsanto is so thankful for our connection to 4-H. We believe strongly in the value of supporting rural youth and helping them grow and develop into leaders,” said Trish Jordan, Public and Industry Affairs Director, at Monsanto. “We also have a very strong culture of volunteerism and giving back. So it feels right to be able to lend our sponsorship to recognizing the people who make 4-H possible.”

4-H Ontario Associations were encouraged to nominate a volunteer from their Association by Nov. 30.

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