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What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties
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Stark and Henry 4-H Members Dreams Come True

Posted by Cheryl Geitner -
Congratulations to our three youth who sold their livestock at the 2016 Illinois State Fair Sale of Champions!  What a great day for these youth as well as those who helped them prepare for the State Fair! Lucas Wisnefski, Stark County -- Grand Champion Steer sold for a record $104, 000!  Avery Rash, Henry County -- Grand Champion Barrow sold for $30,000! Kashen E...

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Youth Shine in Horse State Contests

In 4-H, learning about horses means much more than learning to ride.  Through 4-H, young people with a passion for horses can participate in educational contests related to the equine industry regardless of whether they even own a horse.  These educational programs enhance members' knowledge of horse health, breed characteristics, management, and feeding.  In hippology, youth field a wide range of...

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Emma Hoke

Emma Hoke Recognized with Governor's Volunteer Service Award

The Governor's Volunteer Service Award recognized volunteers that have made a difference in Illinois and highlights the importance of volunteerism and community service.  Rock Island 4-H volunteer Emma Hoke, was recognized on April 13 in Springfield for her outstanding contributions for over 46 years to 4-H from the Northwest Region.  "These 30 awardees represent the work that 2.5...

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4-H True Leaders

Grow True Leaders

4-H is launching a national campaign to grow 4-H membership to 10 million youth by 2026.  Using the theme "Grow True Leaders," they need our help to tell the world that 4-H is alive and changing the world one member at a time.  The campaign begins in April with social media "SHOUT OUTS' about your favorite youth and the work they're doing through 4-H.  We want your voice to reach as many people as...

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National 4-H Conference Participants Selected!

Congratulations to Lindy Couch, Henry County 4-H, and Courtney Wiedenmann, Mercer County, for being selected to attend National 4-H Conference in the spring!  Both have been involved at the local and state levels and appreciate all of their efforts!  Have a great time in Washington DC!...

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Retirement on the Way!

Congratulations to Connie Goldasich who will be retiring from University of Illinois Extension on Friday, December 18th after 17 years of service!  Connie is instrumental in keeping the documentation for the Rock Island County 4-H program on track as well as answering the phones and greeting our clients when they come through the door.  Enjoy your retirement!...

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Ethan Scholl

Two selected for Celebrity Choice Awards at State Fair

Congratulations to two 4-H members from our counties who were selected to receive the Celebrity Choice Awards at the State Fair for their exhibits.  This award was designed as a 4-H promotional statement … it was judged on the exhibit's "WOW" factor. Judges were instructed to look for exhibits which made a statement: "This is what Illinois 4-H members are capable of… or "this is what I...

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