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Knowledge is magic
July 03, 2018

“How many have seen magic?”

It seemed an unusual question, especially from someone whose daily life revolves around the very real world of engineering, but to Arijit Banerjee, “engineering is magic.”

“Every day when I come to work, it’s like Disneyland.”

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Illinois 4-H shotgun team scores big at Nationals
June 29, 2018

Illinois 4-H shooting sports is still in its infancy when compared to states such as Texas and Missouri which have decades of history in the 4-H program. Illinois entered the shooting sports arena in 2009 and sent its first team to national competition in 2015.

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Top Livestock Judging Contest winners
Hot day, hot competition at state 4-H livestock judging contest
June 20, 2018

With a heat index exceeding 105 degrees Monday, it might have been easy to get distracted during this year’s Illinois 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest.

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The future is waiting, and Illinois 4-H is helping young people arrive empowered and prepared for

Only five points separated the top six finishers in the 2018 Illinois 4-H State Horse Judging Con

When you imagine kids with robots, you may think they all want engineering careers.

Once wasn’t enough for Brenna Berns.

Ruthie Ruhl won the junior division of the 2017 Illinois 4-H State Horse Bowl Contest.

Not all 4-H horse projects are done from a saddle.

Across the state, one event at a time, Illinois 4-H members and volunteers are dedicating energy,

University of Illinois Extension and the College of ACES hope to raise $2 million for agriculture

Imagine digging at an archeological site, opening a honeybee hive, or performing African dance.

Four youth will represent Illinois at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Ky., based