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- Saline County 4-H Connection
See the latest, up to date news from the Saline County 4-H program. Our clubs and Federation have lots of events & activities planned.
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
912 S Commercial Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Saline County 4-H
4-H has a rich history in Saline County. For years there has been more than 190 youth members of traditional 4-H clubs where they are developing life skills in leadership, citizenship, public speaking and project work.
Saline County does have a traditional community club with an interest for livestock exhibitors. Everyone is welcome to join!
If you have a special interest that you would like to see in Saline County you may contact Nancy Lambert for starting up a Special Interest Club (SPIN).
Youth in Saline County have the opportunity to learn and develop skills while interacting with other youth and adults across Illinois through 4-H projects and activities offered by University of Illinois Extension.
With traditional 4-H clubs meeting in Galatia, Eldorado, and Harrisburg, there is sure to be a club meeting near you! Saline County even has a club that has been meeting steadily for over 50 years!
To find out more information about how 4-H is involved in your community and involved in your local government, you may contact Nancy Lambert.
- 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.
- 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 www.4-h.uiuc.edu/opps/move/ 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 http://web.extension.illinois.edu/qaec/ . Youth will only need to complete the training once. The deadline for completing the training in Saline County 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 Saline 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.