Celebrating 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees
The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner. This year, 74 new members were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame.
Geiger Family Honored for 50 years of 4-H Membership
Since 1965, there has been a descendant of the Joseph and Ida Geiger family in 4-H. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds the Illinois 4-H Foundation honored the Madison County family with the Illinois 4-H Family Spirit Award.
$5,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 4-H Dairy Enthusiasts
Winners of the 2016 Superior Young Dairy Producer Award program were announced Aug. 21 during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The top five winners receive a $1,000 scholarship.
$5,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Young Swine Producers
The 2016 Superior Young Swine Producer Contest was held Aug. 10 during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The top five winners receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Pictured is the 2016 McHenry Co. Farm Stroll Committee consisting of Master Gardeners and McHenry Co. Farm Bureau.
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Farm Stroll is a self-guided tour of McHenry County’s diversified family farms. There is no beginning or end of the tour: just choose the farms you wish to visit and go during the stroll’s time frame. Sept. 25th from 11am-5pm.
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2016 Illinois 4-H State Fair
2016 Illinois 4-H State Fair Delegates (and alumni) from Lake County. We had an amazing time in Springfield!
S.E.E.D. (Sustainable Educational Edible Display) Garden
The S.E.E.D. Garden was established in 2012 from a grant given to the University of Illinois Extension Lake County Master Gardeners by the Lincolnshire Garden Club. The raised beds demonstrate how to incorporate vegetables and herbs into home flower beds.
Family Focus Day Camp
SNAP-ED and 4-H working with Family Focus on an all day camp. Youth learning cooking and food safety in the Morning with Teen Teachers and Robotics and leadership in the afternoon.
Leftovers on-hand? Keep this tip in mind: heat up hot foods to 165 degrees F. This will kill bacteria that might have grown on the food.
4-H Member Wins "Miss Lake County" Title
CONGRATULATIONS to Charlotte Roberts!!! Charlotte, a long time member of the Chain O' Lakes 4-H Club, won the title of " Miss Lake County", July 27, 2016, during the Lake County Fair. Good Luck & Best Wishes to you Charlotte!
Did you know that sweat bees are actually flies? Extension County Director John Fulton tells us why and more.
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