Aspiring Illinois farmers, new growers with less than five years’ experience, commodity farmers interested in diversifying to include fruit or vegetable production, and high school and community college agriculture teachers are invited to apply now for
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Unit 16 Illinois 4-H Foundation Hall of Fame Honorees
Congratulations to our Unit 16 volunteers who were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Foundation Hall of Fame at the 2014 Illinois State Fair. These include Lori Ward, of Logan County; Elmer Rankin, of Menard County; and Dale Edwards, of Sangamon County.
A brand new shooting sports discipline of Hunting & Outdoor Skills will be available for 4-H'ers in Logan County this Fall. Come see what it's all about on Saturday, October 25th from 9 - 11 am!
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Existing and prospective farmers are invited to participate in a grant writing workshop on Wednesday, October 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm (registration starting at 5:30 pm). Information will be presented on the basics of grant writing as well as on specific grant
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PrairiErth Farm is hosting a field day on September 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 2047 2100 Street, Atlanta. Topics covered will include off the grid grazing; controlled drainage systems; balancing soil health and micronutrients and “3Crop” farming.
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Logan county 4-H youth created a 4-H Chalk Art Square in conjunction with the chalk art activity celebrating the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival. It turned out great! Additional photos of this chalk art activity can be seen by following link below.
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Intro to Yarn Arts
A workshop showcasing fun & fabulous items that can be made with yarn is being offered on September 27 from 9-11 a.m. at University of Illinois Extension Office, 700 S. Airport Drive, Springfield. The workshop is for youth 8-18, but parents and mentors ar