Shelby Carlson
Extension Educator, 4-H & Youth Development

180 South Soangetaha Road, Suite 108
Galesburg, IL 61401
United States

Youth Development

Shelby Carlson 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 Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren counties. Carlson joined University of Illinois Extension in 2018. Teaming with local 4-H program coordinators and volunteers, she plans, conducts and evaluates programs that are consistent with the needs of local youth.

Carlson graduated from Western Illinois University-Quad Cities with a bachelor's degree in Communication and University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign with a master's degree in Agriculture Education with an emphasis in Leadership. She is a native of Knox County, where she was a 10-year 4-H member.

She is a member of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and the Illinois Extension Professionals for Youth Education (IEPYE).