Submit questions in advance for virtual 4-H Town Hall

URBANA, Ill. – In anticipation of the upcoming Illinois 4-H Town Hall, 4-H volunteers, members, partners, and alumni are invited to submit questions. The Town Hall begins at 7 p.m. March 1.

The Town Hall, hosted by the Illinois 4-H Alumni Association, will give updates regarding National 4-H Board of Trustees, Illinois Extension, and Illinois 4-H for the coming year, as well as respond to pre-submitted questions.

“We are excited to reach out to our constituents to share the good things happening in Illinois 4-H today,” says Tina Veal, University of Illinois Extension 4-H alumni and constituent engagement manager. “Our 4-H alumni, volunteers, donors, and friends are all key support networks for the Illinois 4-H program.  It is important that we communicate about 4-H to share the impacts of 4-H in Illinois and beyond.”

Speakers include University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones; Dr. Shelly Nickols-Richardson, associate dean and director of Illinois Extension; and Lisa Bouillion Diaz, assistant dean and director of Illinois 4-H.

“I look forward to our 4-H alumni and friends joining us for the first virtual town hall to engage with us and ask questions,” says Veal.

Those interested in attending and submitting questions should respond before Feb. 21 at

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. 

Source: Tina Veal, 4-H Alumni & Constituent Engagement Manager,

Writer:  Carissa Nelson, Media Communications Manager, 4-H State Office,