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Tracy Fowler-Pestle
Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, Mercer
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
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987

Mercer County 4-H

Mercer County 4-H

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

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!