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Tracy Fowler-Pestle
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development - Mercer County
University of Illinois Extension
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338
fowlerpe@illinois.edu

Cheryl Geitner
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
26234 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-853-1533
FAX: 309-853-1634
cgeitner@illinois.edu

Mercer County 4-H

Mercer County 4-H

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Science Night for 5th and 6th grade girls
Girls are invited by University of Illinois Extension 4-H and Genesis Medical Center staff to attend a Science Night. Registration will be from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. with the program ending at 8:30 p.m.
The program is designed to inspire girls to seek careers in the science fields by meeting women scientists and exploring science topics. We will visit physical therapy, operating rooms,
labs, emergency (if available), and radiology with dinner being provided.

In 4-H, youth are the leaders. They're learning, teaching, serving their communities and gaining skills for the future—and having fun doing it! Given the right opportunities, they will be the ones to make our world a better place and create a positive impact. What if you were one of them?

Join 4-H today!

Mercer County 4-H has dozens of clubs youth and teens can join. Clubs meet on a regular basis in cities and towns across the county throughout the year.  At 4-H Club meetings members elect officers, share projects, give demonstrations, go on special outings, do community service projects, make crafts, share snacks, and have a great time meeting new friends.

You can also become a 4-H SPIN Club member. 

A SPIN club is a Special Interest Club sponsored by 4-H. The club is formed when 5 or more youth want to gather to explore a specific topic. We have many different SPIN Clubs you can participate in such as Sewing, Goats, Cooking, Fishing, Dog Obedience, and more!  They are started by volunteers who have a passion for a topic and want to share their knowledge with youth!  If you have a hobby you would like to share with youth as a Special Interest Club leader, contact Cheryl Geitner, 4-H Youth Educator at cgeitner@illinois.edu

Don't delay—Join Mercer County 4-H today!  Click on the Join Mercer County 4-H link below to sign up to receive more information!

  • 2015-2016 Clover PDF

  • Become a 4-H Special Interest Club Volunteer PDF
    You can inspire the next generation when you volunteer as a 4-H SPIN Special Interest Club volunteer. It's a great way to share a special skill you have over a shorter time period - just 6 weeks. Learn more here!

  • Join Mercer County 4-H
    Welcome to the world of 4-H where you "learn by doing"! In Mercer County we have many options for you to choose from!

  • Mercer County 4-H Achievement Awards 2015 PDF
    Program booklet of the November 8, 2015 4-H Achievement Awards Program

  • Science Night for 5th and 6th grade girls
    Girls are invited by University of Illinois Extension 4-H and Genesis Medical Center staff to attend a Science Night. Registration will be from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. with the program ending at 8:30 p.m. The program is designed to inspire girls to seek careers in the science fields by meeting women scientists and exploring science topics. We will visit physical therapy, operating rooms, labs, emergency (if available), and radiology with dinner being provided.