Our 4-H Impact in 2021
The world population will surpass 9 billion people by 2050, creating higher demand for food, water, productive land, and environmentally-safe practices. Producers are faced with many challenges, such as food safety, regulations, consumer attitudes, sustainability, and profitability.
Nearly 16,000 individual project enrollments are related to livestock production and the care of animals where youth learn management practices to produce safe food for the growing population.
Illinois 4-H members are dedicated to feeding a nation. Illinois 4-H is providing first-time agricultural experiences to youth who are far removed from the source of the food they eat.
The 4-H Livestock Judging Team were named the new national champions at the
- NAILE Livestock Judging Contest
- National 4-H Livestock Judging
- North American International Livestock Exposition
Illinois State 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team brought home Reserve National Champion honors at the National 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest.