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University of Illinois Extension serving Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline and White Counties

Saline County
912 S Commercial Street
Suite 4
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: 618-252-8391
FAX: 618-253-3006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Gallatin County
216 S. Murphy
Ridgway, IL 62979
Phone: 618-272-3022
FAX: 618-272-3024

Hamilton County
100 S. Jackson
Courthouse Basement
McLeansboro, IL 62859
Phone: 618-643-3416
FAX: 618-643-3206
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Hardin & Pope County
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
354 State Hwy 145 North
Simpson, IL 62985
Phone: 618-695-6060
FAX: 618-695-2492

White County
1715 College Avenue
Carmi, IL 62821
Phone: 618-382-2662
FAX: 618-382-2276
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Pope-Hardin 4-H

Pope-Hardin 4-H

Youth in Pope & Hardin Counties have the opportunity to learn and develop skills and interact with other youth and adults across Illinois through 4-H projects and activities offered by University of Illinois Extension.

  • 2016 Handbook PDF

  • 4-H Illinois Clover 2017-2018
    The Illinois Clover: A Guide to the Illinois 4-H Program is a one-step guide for new and returning 4-H members, families, and volunteers. Information is grouped in sections so you can quickly find what you need.

  • Exhibitor Absent Report PDF
    If a 4-H member is unable to show a project at fair, this form should be completed and attached to the project if another 4-H member is showing the project.

  • Get Up & Move!!
    A new initiative was launched through the Illinois 4-H program in 2004 as materials were created for 4-H clubs/groups to encourage youth, parents and leaders to Get Up and Move! Each month on the Illinois 4-H web site at there will be a leader activity guide, physical activity calendar, recipe or snack, educational activity, and related web links. The goal is to encourage physical activity to help create healthy individuals, families, and communities.

  • QAEC (Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification)
    All 4-H members enrolled in an animal project area are required to complete the online Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification course one time in order to stay enrolled in an animal project area. The certification must be done if you are enrolled in one of the following projects: Beef, Dairy, Cats, Dogs, Goats, Horse and Pony, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine, and animal or vet science poster projects. The training is to be completed online at . Youth will only need to complete the training once. The deadline for completing the training is June 1. Any youth not completing the training by this date will be removed from any 4-H animal projects and will not be allowed to exhibit these projects at the county 4-H shows. This rules applies to 4-H members who exhibit live animals AND poster exhibits. After you complete your training, print out the certificate and bring it to the Extension office for our files. If you need help accessing the internet to complete this training, call the Extension Office.