Farm Bureau salutes outstanding 4-H members

The Youth Education Committee of the Illinois Farm Bureau and its affiliates awarded 9 Illinois 4-H members with its Leadership, Citizenship, and Professionalism Award this year. In addition to the award, the winners participate in an elite leadership training.

The area winners included Anne Becker, Morgan County.

ANNE BECKER Morgan County | Agri-Stars, 4-H Federation, Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team

Anne has focused much of her 4-H work on helping others. She chaired the unit food packaging event and coordinated 130 volunteers, which resulted in more than 10,000 meals that were distributed to food pantries. She presented at the Illinois 4-H Hunger Summit. Through her efforts as a hunger ambassador, 120 gallons of milk were donated to the Salvation Army. She helped collect resources for 100 birthday bags for the local woman’s center. She served as the 4-H representative on the Illinois Farm Bureau Youth Education Committee and attended National 4-H Conference. 

“Illinois 4-H is where I learned to be confident in myself and my ability as a leader.”

EDUCATION & CAREER: Anne plans to study agricultural leadership at Oklahoma State University and minor in international agriculture, with hopes to work in the agritourism sector for an international company.