Phillips Agri Services has been servicing PEI’s Agriculture Community for over 40 years. Their experienced staff understands the challenges that the farming community face and they go out of their way to provide great products and services that help sustain the industry. Phillips Agri Services is very active in the community by helping support 4-H locally and sponsoring the national 4-H Dairy and Beef teams to the Royal Winter Fair, Island Nature Trust with its local bird feeding campaign, exhibitions, and many other worthwhile community causes.
The PEI 4-H Trust wants to say thank you to Phillips Agri Services for many years of support to 4-H clubs and members. They are always willing to do whatever they can to support the 4-H motto which is “Learn to do by doing”.
In addition to 4-H PEI, Phillips Agri Services supports the Island Nature Trust, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, the PEI United Way, Easter Seals and the PEI Rural Beautification Society. They also support provincial Fairs and Exhibitions such as: Exposition Agricole et Festival Acadien, the PEI Plowing Match and Agricultural Fair and the PEI Potato Blossom Festival. They are also annual sponsors of PEI Open Farm Day and of the three Holstein clubs in the province.
Young 4-H members have an opportunity to take their beef and dairy calves which they have raised during the year as their 4-H Dairy Project to the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto, which otherwise would be cost prohibitive without the support. The partnership with the Island Nature Trust, established in 2007, directs a portion of sales of wild bird food from Phillips directly to that organization. The Trust uses those funds to acquire land and conserve it for the protection of PEI's fragile wildlife habitat. Sponsorship of prizes at provincial fairs and exhibitions allows these events to thrive as important opportunities to celebrate and promote agriculture to Islanders and to the many tourists who visit PEI and attend these events each year. Financial support of the PEI Rural Beautification Society and Open Farm Day help keep education about local food production in the public eye as many consumers, even in this rural setting, have lost contact with how their food is produced. Donations to community health organizations help support equipment purchases and support services to Island families.
The PEI 4-H Trust would be the beneficiary of the ADAMA award, Through a grant system, the Trust funds 4-H projects and activities that are "above and beyond" the normal 4-H Club activities and are educational in nature and enhance the overall experience of the 4-H club or district. Examples of these activities include support of national club-to-club exchange programs, and special wokshops or training sessions.
The objective of 4-H is to provide young men and women (ages 9-21) hands-on, experiential leaning opportunities in the form of positive youth development programming, led by volunteer leaders and mentors. 4-H alumni have traditionally excelled in the academic, business and public sectors and are well recognized and respected around the world for their contributions to their communities.