b'2023 Report to the Community Calgary Stampede 164-H Rodeo competitors receiving hands on learning in the dirt Aggie Days fun Making Urban & Rural ConnectionsIn April, Aggie Days once again opened the doors of the Nutrien Western Event Centre and the Agriculture Barns on Stampede Park to give visitors a look at what life is like on the farm, without ever having to leave the heart of the city. The free family event saw thousands of guests who had the opportunity to interact with local producers and industry experts, learn about the agriculture industry, get up close with farm animals, participate in hands-on activities and watch some impressive western events, like the Extreme Cowboy Race and Clock, Stock & Barrel. In celebration of Youth preparing to select their steers through the 100 Years of Chuckwagon Racing at the Calgary Stampede, a freeOH Branded Beef Youth Ambassador Programpancake breakfast was also served up each morning.In partnership with 4-H, the Stampede was proud to present several programs for 4-H members.14 to 18 received a steer from the Calgary Stampedes OH Ranch The Calgary Stampede 4-H on Parade presented by Brandt washerd to raise and bring back to show at the 2024 Calgary back on Stampede Park in June in the Nutrien Western EventStampede Junior Steer Classics OH Branded Beef class.Centre. As Western Canadas largest gathering of 4-H members,OH Ranch Branded Beef steer projects will be sold at auction at 4-H on Parade provided youth with the opportunity tothe conclusion of the Junior Steer Classic show, with 80 per cent demonstrate a wide variety of skills and accomplishments. Overof proceeds from the sale going to the youth ambassadors. the four days, 440 Calgary Region 4-H members aged nine to Ambassadors will also participate in beef industry focused 21 gathered with the opportunity to compete and showcase theireducational sessions with industry leaders throughout theprojects. Events happening across the weekend ranged fromproject year.archery and cake decorating to showing cattle, sheep, caninesand horses.In September, nearly 90 youth participated in clinics and530competitions at the Stampedes 4-H Rodeo. Held at the Nutrien Western Event Centre, 39 4-H clubs from Alberta and BC were4-H participants developed their skills during 4-H represented. These youth took part in clinics that focused onon Parade and 4-H Rodeo on Stampede Parkrodeo events, equine health and safe animal handling skills, followed by a rodeo competition. Participants ranged in age from nine to 20, participating in three age groups (Junior, Intermediate and Senior). 12 In October, youth interested in raising and showing cattle began taking part in a unique new Stampede program: the OH Ranchyouth ages 14 to 18 received a steer fromBranded Beef Youth Ambassador Program. Twelve youth ages the Calgary Stampedes OH Ranch'