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Illinois Extension welcomes new 4-H Program Coordinator

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension is pleased to welcome Stacie Skelton as the new 4-H Program Coordinator in Menard County.

Stacie is an alumna of the Middletown 4-Hers club in Logan County, where some of her favorite 4-H projects included Floriculture, Visual Arts and Cooking. For many years she served as the volunteer Superintendent for the Logan County 4-H Foods and Home & Family Shows, and she was honored to be inducted into Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame in 2020. Professionally, Stacie recently served as the Diagnostic Radiology Program Coordinator for SIU School of Medicine; and now she brings her extensive organization and management skills to the Menard County 4-H program. Stacie is looking forward to assisting Menard 4-H leaders and creating opportunities for Menard 4-H youth to grow and thrive.

Stacie can be reached at the Menard Extension Office at 420 S. 7th St. in Petersburg or by calling 217-632-7491. The office is open Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (closed noon to 1:00 for lunch).  Her email address is More information about 4-H activities in Menard County can be found at 

WRITER: Amy Zepp, 4-H Program Coordinator, Sangamon County,

ABOUT ILLINOIS 4-H: Illinois 4-H is the flagship youth development program of University of Illinois Extension and administered through the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.4-H grows true leaders, youth who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. The hands-on approach in 4-H gives young people guidance, tools and encouragement, and then puts them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen. Independent research confirms the unparalleled impact of the 4-H experience, demonstrating that young people are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

ABOUT EXTENSION: 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.