- 4-H Art Exploration Workshops
Register by February 18, 2018
- Teen Teacher/STEAM Team Tinker Day
Register by February 20, 2018
- Wizarding World Adventures 2018 - Livingston County
Register by March 19, 2018
- Fruit Tree, Chestnut, and Currant Propagation
Register by March 30, 2018
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Livingston & Woodford Counties
University of Illinois Extension
109 East Eureka Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development - Livingston County
University of Illinois Extension
1412 S Locust
Pontiac, IL 61764
4-H in Livingston County
4-H Show Information
Livingston County 4-H Fair, July 19-22, 2017 (Wed-Sat)
4-H Park, Pontiac, IL Click here for map
What is 4-H and Why is it Part of the Fair?
4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become productive citizens. It also helps youth meet the diversities and challenges of today's society. Youth and adults work together to design programs that will teach skills for living. 4-H reaches people in their own neighborhoods with programs and activities suited to their needs, and helps build a stronger bond between family members.
The 4-H program is a voluntary, non-formal, educational program offered to all boys and girls regardless of race, color, national origin, place of residence, or disability. The Illinois 4-H program is conducted by University of Illinois Extension. Livingston County 4-H programs are directed by professional Extension staff, and a great group of trained, dedicated volunteers work with 4-H members.
4-H'ers learn about citizenship, leadership, cooking, arts and crafts, mechanics and technology, horticulture, agriculture, and many other subjects through hands-on instruction with lots of encouragement. Each member selects 4-H projects according to individual interests and abilities. 4-H projects offer a practical, but challenging, planned course of activity on a specific subject. Participants learn to set goals and evaluate progress, and the skills and knowledge gained in the process prepare them for future education and work opportunities.
Each summer, 4-H'ers bring their projects to the Livingston County 4-H Fair for evaluation. Evaluation helps members assess their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to build on strengths and overcome weaknesses. The fair showcases their many skills and abilities, and ratings and ribbons on projects demonstrate the standards met for project exhibit requirements. Entries in many categories have the option to exhibit at the State Fair.
The first local 4-H fair was held in 1930. The Livingston County 4-H program now reaches over 450 youth. More than 60 adult volunteers help lead more than 17 clubs across the county.
So while you and your family enjoy the many activities at this year's 4-H Fair, you are all helping us carry on this great Livingston County tradition.
- 4-H Exhibit Report
If member cannot be present to conference judge, this form must be attached to exhibit at check in.
- Conference Judging - A Note to 4-H Members
- Conference Judging - A Note to Parents and Leaders
- Guide to Exhibiting Vegetables
- Link to King and Queen Application
- Link to Livingston County Ag Fair