Federation Meeting Scheduled
The Saline County 4-H Federation will hold a business meeting on Monday, August 14, at 5:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. Please bring a finger food to share. The office will provide ice cream for dessert.
The August meeting of the Federation is also the time that we plan for National 4-H Week. We will be choosing a theme for the next 4-H year, so come prepared with ideas.
Have you ever thought about being a Federation officer? To become a Federation officer, you need to be in at least 8th grade, be at least a 2-year member of 4-H, and be a Federation Delegate from your club. The new Illinois 4-H rules on 4-H Federations state that all Federation Delegates from each club must be no younger than 8th grade.
Join us on August 14th to pick up an Officer petition! Officers are expected to attend the monthly Federation meetings and, as the youth representation on the Saline County 4-H Management Committee, to attend the quarterly Management Committee meetings as well.
Completed petitions are due by the September Federation meeting and officers will be elected at that time.
4-H Poultry Show
The Saline County 4-H Poultry Show was held on Monday, July 24. 4-H families and the public came out to the Stafford Building at the Saline County Fairgrounds to see our exhibitors and their poultry projects. Marisa Davis from the Saline County Farm Bureau judged these exhibitors on their knowledge of their projects.
2017 County Champions for the 4-H Poultry Show were Wyatt Arnold for Standard Chickens, Madison Sisney for Specialty Chickens, Claire Ellis for Ducks, Loren Pribble for Egg Production, Matthew Rapp for Other Poultry, and Rachel Myers for Embryology.
4-H Crops Show
On July 24, exhibitors brought their best crops from the fields to be judged at the Saline County 4-H Crops Show. Jim Richey and Tammy Grant were the judges for this show.
Drake Wilson earned a State Fair ribbon for his Corn project and a State Fair Alternate ribbon for his Small Grains (Wheat) project. Caleb Huelsmann earned a County Champion ribbon for his Hay project.
John Endsley, Jr. and the Harrisburg Town & Country Lion’s Club brought watermelon out to our 4-H shows during Fair Week, 4-H exhibitors and their families, as well as the public, always look forward to this treat.
ROC One for donated ice for our 4-H Federation Soda Sales at all the shows.