Johnna B. Jennings is the 4-H Youth Development Educator for the University of Illinois Extension in Boone, DeKalb and Ogle counties.
She earned a bachelor of science in agricultural communications from The Ohio State University and a master of education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
As an educator working with 4-H Youth Development, Jennings’ programs focus on hands-on learning inside and outside of the classroom where the emphasis is on positive youth development.
Jennings is a member of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and the Illinois Extension Professionals for Youth Education. She has earned the Distinguished Service Award from both of these organizations for her work with 4-H youth development.
Jennings has a long history with 4-H youth development as she was a 4-H member growing up in Ohio, and has worked with the program ever since she graduated from college. Jennings and her husband, Dan, have two daughters they were also active members of the 4-H program.