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Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
354 State Hwy 145 North
Simpson, IL 62985
Youth in Pope & Hardin Counties have the opportunity to learn and develop skills and interact with other youth and adults across Illinois through 4-H projects and activities offered by University of Illinois Extension.
- 2016 Handbook
- 2017 SI 4-H Camp Registration Forms
Registration deadline is May 1, 2017.
- 4-H Day with the Cardinals
- 4-H Illinois Clover 2016-2017
The Illinois Clover: A Guide to the Illinois 4-H Program is a one-step guide for new and returning 4-H members, families, and volunteers. Information is grouped in sections so you can quickly find what you need.
- Exhibitor Absent Report
If a 4-H member is unable to show a project at fair, this form should be completed and attached to the project if another 4-H member is showing the project.
- Get Up & Move!!
A new initiative was launched through the Illinois 4-H program in 2004 as materials were created for 4-H clubs/groups to encourage youth, parents and leaders to Get Up and Move! Each month on the Illinois 4-H web site at www.4-h.uiuc.edu/opps/move/ there will be a leader activity guide, physical activity calendar, recipe or snack, educational activity, and related web links. The goal is to encourage physical activity to help create healthy individuals, families, and communities.
- QAEC (Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification)
All 4-H members enrolled in an animal project area are required to complete the online Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification course one time in order to stay enrolled in an animal project area. The certification must be done if you are enrolled in one of the following projects: Beef, Dairy, Cats, Dogs, Goats, Horse and Pony, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Swine, and animal or vet science poster projects. The training is to be completed online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/qaec/ . Youth will only need to complete the training once. The deadline for completing the training is June 1. Any youth not completing the training by this date will be removed from any 4-H animal projects and will not be allowed to exhibit these projects at the county 4-H shows. This rules applies to 4-H members who exhibit live animals AND poster exhibits. After you complete your training, print out the certificate and bring it to the Extension office for our files. If you need help accessing the internet to complete this training, call the Extension Office.