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Compeer supports 4-H
September 14, 2019

Compeer Financial, through its Fund for Rural America, has invested in University of Illinois Extension 4-H. A check presentation was made on Aug. 28 during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.

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Wollin wins state poultry contest
September 11, 2019

A Marion County 4-H member led all scores in the Illinois 4-H State Poultry Judging Contest held Aug. 7 in Springfield during the Illinois State Fair. Twenty youth from eight Illinois counties participated for the right to advance to national competition.

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Contest prepares young dairy producers
September 09, 2019

It may be a contest, but the true benefit of the Illinois 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest is that it teaches youth what it takes to raise profitable dairy production herds.

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Feeding a growing population requires youth who understand all aspects of the agricultural livest

In the earliest beginnings of 4-H, the children of Peter and Anna Mohr were leading generations o

The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes 4-H volunteers for exemplary service.  This year,

A 17-year-old 4-H member from DeKalb County placed ninth out of 82 competitors to earn ninth plac

April was a busy month for Ruthie Ruhl.

The win was eight months in the making.

“We all have this one thing in common.”

Thirty youth competed for top prizes and the chance to advance to national competition at the 201

The 4-H youth development program prides itself on helping young people grow into outstanding lea

Imagine getting a behind-the-scenes looks at the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo, opening a beehive,