Don't Go It Alone | Lessons For Living | June 2023

Connection with others supports well-being and health.

Research increasingly shows that social isolation and loneliness can deeply impact the quality of life, especially for older adults. And…

Illinois 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest

The Illinois 4-H livestock judging program teaches youth to identify breeds of livestock and helps them make decisions which improve their local herds. The annual contest is held in June each year…

State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

Target Audience: Youth 8 to 18  (enrolled in livestock projects) on teams or as individuals 
How to Participate:  Register to participate (limited to 4 teams per county) 
Event Contact:…



Illini Summer Academies

Illinois 4-H is proud to offer this hi-fidelity college exploratory experience on the University of Illinois campus. Participants attend academy sessions led by university professors and enjoy a…



4-H Leadership Camp

Ready for the ultimate cool summer camp?

Illinois 4-H Leadership Camp is an opportunity for 9th-12th graders to participate in a variety of activities designed to help them understand…

Financial Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults | Lessons For Living | July 2023

Are you prepared for a financial emergency?

Disasters and other emergencies can disrupt your finances and your sense of normal. Financial emergency preparedness helps you plan, recover, and…

State 4-H Superior Young Producers Contest

Event Contact: Dan Jennings ( 

4-H members, don't miss your chance to compete for one of nine $1,000 scholarships -- on-site, walk-up registration begins at the 4-H…

State 4-H Poultry Show and Poultry Judging Contest

Poultry Show: Will be held in Barn 26. One day in/out show. 
Poultry Judging Contest: Will be held in Barn 26 after the Poultry Show
Target Audience: Youth 8 to 18 on teams or as…

4-H State Fair Day

We welcome the following counties on Friday, August 11:

Christian, Clark, Clay, Cook, Crawford, DeKalb, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Johnson,  Kane…

4-H State Fair Day

We welcome the following counties on Saturday, August 12:

Adams, Bond, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Edwards, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Jefferson, Kankakee,…