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4-H officers ignite their potential during training

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Isn’t it exciting to discover new strategies for leading others?  Current and prospective 4-H officers in Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside counties will do just that during 2023-24 Officer Training.  On Monday, October 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, 4-Hers will participate in activities to further their leadership skills and understanding of their officer roles.  Lunch will be provided at noon during this free event held at the University of Illinois Extension, 12923 Lawrence Road, Sterling.  Registration is requested by Monday, October 2nd at  Questions may be directed to Danielle Gapinski, 4-H Youth Development Educator, at or 815-632-3611.

For more information about the 4-H program, call the University of Illinois Extension – Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside Unit Office at 815-632-3611. Please indicate when registering or contact the Extension office if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate.  Extension offices are located in Mt. Carroll, Amboy, and Sterling.

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.