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Inside 4-H Looking Out

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

Mercer and Henry 4-H Scholarships Announced

We are grateful for the sponsors of the 4-H scholarships recently announced.  In memory of Patti Jeanne Higgins, the following youth from Mercer County will receive college scholarships based on their outstanding 4-H contributions. Kelton Cheline - Alexis All Stars Brea Simkins - Alexis All Stars The Henry County 4-H Foundation also recent...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 9:34AM on 5/5/2014
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Rock Island 4-H Members Scholarship Recipients

Two Rock Island County 4-H members were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments by being named the 2014 Bert Blood 4-H Scholarship recipients.  The scholarship is sponsored by the Rock Island Rotary Club and University of Illinois Extension. Receiving scholarships were Lucas Crawford, Taylor Ridge, with a $1,250 scholarship, son of Mary Kay and Lauren Crawford; and Jenna P...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 2:17PM on 4/9/2014
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Waste Oil Collected as Fundraiser for National Champion Judging Team

A waster oil collection fundraiser is being held for Carson Hank, Aledo, and Tyson Schulte, Sherrard, members of the National Champion Livestock Judging Team.  The youth are raising funds to participate in the International Livestock Judging and Agricultural Tour in Scotland, Ireland, and Great Britain in June. May 3, 8;00 to 11:00 am, Gold State FS in Aledo.  Drop off any amount of use...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 1:13PM on 4/6/2014
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Local 4-H members part of Legislative Team

Five local teens promoted the value of the 4-H program as part of Illinois’ delegation to the Illinois Capitol as part of Illinois 4-H’s Legislative Connection. From Mercer County Sidney Roling and Courtney Wiedenmann attended and from Rock Island County Sarah Callahan, Maya Chavez and Shelby Ledbetter attended along with Lindy Couch from Henry County w...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 1:08PM on 4/4/2014
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4-H Members Excel While Learning

It certainly has been a whirlwind kind of fall with winter rapidly approaching!  We have been so proud of our 4-H members who have gone above and beyond our expectations! Jonathan Schroeder was selected to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia for his outstanding accomplishments in 4-H!  We hope he had a great time there! Two teens were recently selected to be part of...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 8:26PM on 12/4/2013
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4-H Observes National Celebration

4-Hers in the county will join the 7 million other youth currently in 4-H in celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12. 4-H youth development programs provide hands-on learning activities for youth in Illinois and are assisted by more than 13,000 volunteer adult leaders. Last year, 4-Hers in this county were part of a survey to measure the value of the 4-H experience. Dr. Denise Legvold,...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 10:23AM on 10/7/2013
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National Leader Talks 4-H

At my recent national conference for professional development, Don Floyd, National 4-H Council Executive Director talked about 4-H at the national level.  Here are several of his key points:4-H is made up of special young people and volunteers: Our programs are making the best kids better We have high quality youth development programs We have research that proves th...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 1:28PM on 9/26/2013
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