New Zealand on a map.

DECATUR – What country in 1893 became the first country to give women the right to vote? Where does the world’s only flightless parrot, the kakapo live? What country’s dairy farmers produce 100 kg of butter and 65 kg of cheese for person in the country?

The answer to all three of these questions is New Zealand. Find out more about this fascinating country at the Dewitt, Macon & Piatt County 4-H’s International Day from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 25 at the Macon County Extension Office 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd., Decatur. This event is free and open to the public.

4-H International Day features local 4-H clubs presenting information about New Zealand. Visitors to New Zealand International Day can “tour” New Zealand by visiting 4-H clubs’ table displays and learn about New Zealand’s culture, climate, history, and much more.

Illinois 4-H is empowering and preparing all Illinois youth for success by providing opportunities where they learn, practice, and demonstrate skills needed for home, career, and global citizenship. Illinois 4-H impacts the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programs.

The 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Find Macon County 4-H on Facebook.


Jenna Ward
Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development
Macon Extension Office
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd., Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 877-6042