EastGen Announces Virtual Beef and Dairy Competition For Youth from Ontario and Atlantic Provinces

EastGen Announces Virtual Beef and Dairy Competition For Youth from Ontario and Atlantic Provinces

Accepting the reality that EastGen’s four traditional youth events could not be safely held this summer, we’ve pivoted to create the EastGen Youth Ag-Stravaganza. This exciting virtual event for beef and dairy 4-Hers will be held July 6th and 7th.

Details are being finalized for this free event, to be held over two successive eve-nings. The four components of the competition are: 1) TikTok-style video entries; 2) a recorded speech submis-sion; 3) judging of dairy and beef classes; and 4) comple-tion of a written quiz.

Pre-event how-to sessions, educational presentations from experts in their field, celebrity judges, and a pleth-ora of prizes will entice and reward participants. In addi-tion, all youth who successfully complete the competi-tion will receive, via courier, their own swag box chock full of surprises. A live announcement of the winners will take place later in July, and will include a reveal of the top teams and the first time-ever grand champion com-petitor over all five provinces.

The EastGen Youth Ag-Stravaganza was created with the following goals in mind:

• Support agricultural youth by providing education-al and competitive activities.
• Connect beef and dairy enthusiasts in the same fun event.
• Create a safe venue for 4-Hers to develop their fu-ture-ready skills while embracing virtual opportuni-ties and technology.
• Bridge the distance for EastGen’s first-ever interpro-vincial event.

“Even during these trying times, EastGen is dedicated to the future of our industry, with an unparalleled commit-ment to youth programs,” said Brian O’Connor, EastGen General Manager. “We are excited that Ag-Stravaganza will provide a rewarding, challenging learning experience for our future dairy and beef agriculturalists in five provinces.”

The Ag-Stravaganza is open to the traditional age group for EastGen events – 4-H beef and dairy club members aged 14-21 as of January 1, 2021, from the provinces of Ontario, New Bruns-wick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.

The safety of youth, their families and staff remain at the forefront of EastGen’s thoughts. The company looks forward to resuming traditional EastGen Challenge and Showcase competitions after the COVID-19 pandemic no longer prevents the organization of large gatherings.

Stay tuned to our social media channels and www.east-gen.ca for further announcements that are sure to keep the excitement building. Additional details will be also conveyed to 4-H organizations and leaders in coopera-tion with their provincial 4-H organizations, and avail-able on AssistExpo upon registration.

Participants must pre-register via the following link
Registration Opens: Tuesday, June 1st
(and acceptance of TikTok-style video entries begins via AssistExpo)
Registration Closes: Tuesday, June 22nd @ 8:00 p.m. EST

 

Source: Eastgen

 

 

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