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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Main Office (Effingham County)
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email: uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Clay County)
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Fayette County)
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jasper County)
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

4-H in Jasper County

4-H in Jasper County

What is 4-H?

4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become productive citizens. 4-H also helps youth to meet the diversities and challenges of today's society and brings together youth and adults to design programs that will teach skills for living. 4-H is a great way to make new friends, become a part of your community, get real life experience, and take part in fun activities tailored to your interest! There are over 200 project areas to choose from!

Who can be a 4-H member?

Youth boys and girls between the ages of 8-19 by September 1 can be a member and exhibit at the 4-H shows at the Jasper County Fair in a competitive atmosphere.

Cloverbuds are youth 5-7 years of age by September 1.  Cloverbuds can take part in club meetings or have a club specifically for Cloverbuds, members are introduced to 4-H with fun activities.  Cloverbuds exhibit at the Jasper County fair in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Who to contact for more information?

Contact the Jasper County Extension Office at 618-783-2521 for more information on joining 4-H and clubs in your area.