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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

4-H Grows in Macoupin County

4-H members in the Macoupin County will join six million 4-H youth across the country in celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8. 4-H youth development programs provide hands-on learning activities for youth in Illinois and throughout the country. 4-H youth programs focus on leadership, citizenship and life skills. We have a rich history with 4-H in Macoupin County and we celebrate our volunteers, supporters, Alumni, current members, and our future members. 4-H grows here and continues to help make the best better.

Every county in Illinois has a 4-H program which is operated through the University of Illinois Extension. 4-H club membership is open to youth aged 8 to 18. Youth 5 to 7 years of age may join the 4-H Cloverbud program.

There are several ways to participate in 4-H. Youth may join 4-H community clubs, coordinated by local certified adult volunteers. Each club decides how often it meets, the location of its meetings and the activities held during the meeting. Members may select from over 100 different project areas to study while they build leadership, teamwork, cooperation, decision-making and communication skills.

Youth may also choose to focus on a very specific project area and join a club specifically related to that one project. Robotics, sewing, visual arts, aerospace, and cooking, are just a few of the popular topics for local special interest clubs.

One may also participate in 4-H through short term projects held during or after school.  Some of these popular groups teach youth about caring for the environment, preparing for a career, making healthy choices, or other priority issues which build a person’s life skills.

There are currently thirteen community clubs throughout Macoupin County. Those clubs include: Brighton Farmhands, Bunker Hill Livewires, Clover Cadets (Girard), Crazy Clovers, Fantastic Fours, Lucky Birds, and Pioneers (Carlinville), Northwestern Green Machines, Piasa Birds, Shipman Clovers, Stauntoneers, Green Genes (Worden), Four-by-Fours (Gillespie).

To learn more about 4-H and enroll your child in a local club, one may contact: Macoupin County Extension at 217-854-9604 or e-mail


For Further Information Contact:

Source: Kate Harding, Macoupin County 4-H Coordinator, 217-854-9604


Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,