Contest awards top nine 4-H members $1,000 scholarship

CLINTON, Ill. — The Illinois Superior Young 4-H Livestock Producers contest recognizes 4-H members who exhibit exceptional beef, swine, and sheep livestock production knowledge. Nine $1,000 scholarships are presented each year to the top-scoring individuals. The CME Group Inc. in Chicago and the Illinois Foundation sponsor the contest.

Davis Howell, Salt Creek Clovers 4-H club member, was one of the nine top-scoring individuals based on his performance on a management test, skill-a-thon, judging contest, and/or meat identification or testing. 

The 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. More information about Extension and 4-H is available at or find DeWitt County 4-H on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

WRITER: Maria Lightner, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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