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Phone: 217-532-3941
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Christian County
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Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
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Carlinville, IL 62626
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News Release

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Rebecca Livingston Joins Staff of U of I Extension


TAYLORVILLE, Ill. - Amanda Cole, Extension Unit 18 County Director, is pleased to introduce Rebecca Livingston as the new 4-H & Youth Development Program Coordinator for Christian County. She will be coordinating 4-H activities throughout Christian County, such as: the 4-H General and Livestock Shows at the Christian County Fair, workshops, and working with volunteers and youth.


Livingston grew up in rural Nokomis, Illinois on a grain and livestock farm. She was a four-year member of the Taylorville FFA, where she earned a State FFA Degree and a 4-H member for 10 years. During her 4-H years she showed Hereford cattle both locally and nationally. After high school, Livingston attended Lincoln Land Community College for two years, before transferring to the University of Illinois where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Leadership Education.


Livingston stated, “I am passionate about the agriculture industry and I want to spread the word about where our food comes from. However, I also want people to realize that the 4-H program isn’t just for farm kids anymore, there is something for everyone.”  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and attending cattle shows. She is also an avid college basketball fan and loves to try new cooking and baking recipes.


Anyone interested in contacting Rebecca may reach her at the Christian County Extension office by calling 217-287-7246, or emailing University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office.



Local Contact: Rebecca Livingston, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,