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

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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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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What a day at the Illinois State Fair!

It's something they work hard on all year – raising and caring for their livestock, training them for the 4-H show ring, preparing the animal for judging, learning all about the breed, submitting the required paperwork, transporting the animal and tending to it at the fair – these examples are just some of what 4-H members must do to be successful in showing their livestock. The best ones advan...

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4-H Health Jam a Great Success

With great success I was able to launch the 4-H Health Jam program at Kewanee Central for 114 fifth graders. The kick-off event had five sessions at the Black Hawk College Community Education Center including fitness, CPR, body systems, healthy foods/My Plate, diabetes prevention. Then weekly speakers included the following topics as requested by the teachers: personal hygiene, suga...

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Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Diaz!

Lisa Bouillion Diaz has been selected to lead University of Illinois Extension 4-H youth development programs in Illinois. George Czapar, U of I associate dean and Extension director, recently announced that the longtime Extension youth development specialist will serve as the new assistant dean for Extension youth development. "Dr. Diaz has a record of leadership within 4-H," said Czap...

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QC Teen Leadership Academy Planned by Teens

Many thanks to the QC Teen Leadership Academy Planning Committee for an excellent conference planned for Saturday, March 14 at the WIU Riverfront Campus.  Youth attending learned about personality types and how to get along with others, culture and diversity, Hunger Ambassadors and Science Ambassadors. Our last session was Guys in Ties which was hilarious!  Planning committee members w...

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