Kristin Huls provides leadership to the 4-H youth development program focusing on 4-H clubs, 4-H groups, and the youth education initiatives identified as state and local priorities in Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike, and Schuyler counties. Kristin provides research-based educational programs to youth and adult audiences geared towards positive youth development, college and career readiness, and leadership.
Huls graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business and a master’s degree in Education.
She first joined Extension in 1998 and served in many different roles and program areas, including 4-H, Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, and as County Director until 2014, when she accepted a position outside of the organization. Huls returned to Extension in 2022 and currently serves as the 4-H Youth Development Educator for Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler counties.
Kristin lives and farms with her husband, Sid, and their two daughters, McKenna and Maci, in rural Hancock County.