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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

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

Mercer County 4-H

Mercer County 4-H

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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

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!

  • Become a 4-H Special Interest Club Volunteer PDF
    Being a Teen Teacher is a great way to unplug and spend part of your summer making a difference! you'll learn how to teach hands-on lessons that you will then teach to younger kids throughout the summer. Open to teens 13 to 18

  • 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!

  • Summer 4-H Special Interest Clubs PDF
    join us to learn skills in disc golf, flower arranging, goats and more!