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Black beef cow being led by a halter
Livestock judging teaches decision-making, adaptability
July 12, 2021

Urbana, Ill. -- Illinois 4-H members were back in the showring for the 2021 State Livestock Judging Contest.

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youth in matching polos in two lines
Illinois teen is national 4-H archery reserve champion
July 08, 2021

Grande, Island, Neb.--- A 16-year-old Mason County 4-H member placed second out of 56 competitors to claim the reserve championship in the recurve archery division of the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship held June 20-25 in Grand Island, Neb.  Ben Snider is a 7-year member of the Mason Co

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microphone in front of a blurred crowd with the words "fear no more!"
Youth public speaking contest builds self-esteem, leadership skills that last a lifetime
June 24, 2021

URBANA, Ill. –  More than 75% of adults rank public speaking as their number one fear, but not 4-H members. 4-H excels in preparing youth to speak well and confidently, and it is a skill that serves members for a lifetime.

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URBANA, Ill.— Illinois teens gained hands-on experience in the livestock field in this year’s 

Urbana, Ill. -- In 4-H, learning about horses means much more than learning to ride.

Urbana, Ill. -- In 4-H, learning about horses means much more than learning to ride.