Kevin Grant began 4-H with the Hardwood Lands 4-H Club in Hants County in 1966. He was a dedicated 4Her, participating in club, county and provincial activities. He made many good friends from across Nova Scotia, and the 4-H program helped him develop skills that would help him later in his career with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA). Kevin enjoyed the fellowship of his 4-H friends, he was full of fun, loved to compete, enjoyed tours and was one of the first 4-H campers to attend camp at Camp Rankin. Kevin went to Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, and during the summers worked as a 4-H summer assistant. Kevin worked for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture in many positions, including assistant to the Minister of Agriculture.
He was a strong supporter of 4-H, recognizing how it could help young people shape lives and gain valuable experiences. They could truly accomplish the 4-H motto, “Learn to do by doing” and, just as importantly, have fun doing so.
It is with this spirit in mind, that Kevin Grant wished to continue to support 4-H after his passing. He directed part of his estate to 4-H to be used for a program that represented many of the opportunities he wanted 4-H members to experience.
And so, in his memory, the Kevin Grant Tour began. Each year 10 members participate in the tour that rotates from region to region.
2019 Kevin Grant Tour
The 2019 Kevin Grant Tour will be held in the South Shore Region. Applications for the following year will be available through the Agriculture Leadership Coordinator in November 2019.