Saline County 4-H News

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Federation Meets Monday
The Saline County 4-H Federation will hold a business meeting on Monday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. at the Extension office. We will be discussing upcoming events, such as Public Presentations and International Night. We will also be planning some fun summer workshops. We hope to see all Federation officers and delegates from each club as well as any other interested youth and adults at this meeting.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of our 4-H programs or events, please contact Nancy at the University of Illinois Extension office at 618-252-8391.
Management Committee Meets
The Saline County 4-H Management Committee will hold a business meeting on Monday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office. All committee members and other interested 4-H members and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
We will be discussing International Night and other upcoming events. We will also be finalizing the July Show schedule and calendar and the 2017-2018 Saline County 4-H Handbook.
National Team Selected for 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
Four youth will represent Illinois at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Ky., based on their performance at the state 4-H qualifying contest. Emma Carlson, Kirkland; Payton Erbsen, Lanark; Lane Heinzmann, Carlyle; and Briley Lenkaitis, Eldorado; took top honors in the senior division of the contest to earn a spot on the national team. Zachary Paul of Wordon will serve as alternate.
The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl was help Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center in East Peoria and included 48 youth from around the state. Attending locally were: A.J. Lenkaitis, Briley Lenkaitis and Caden Lenkaitis
“The dairy quiz bowl challenges the 4-H members’ knowledge and quick recall of information relating to the various aspects of dairy cattle management and dairy products,” said Dave Fischer, University of Illinois Extension 4-H dairy coordinator and coach of the national team. The 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl requires many hours of dedicated learning and a good understanding of the dairy industry.
Each competition round included 12 questions presented one-on-one, followed by 16 toss-up questions with bonus point options.
Top junior team was from Stephenson County and included Lila Sloan, Davis; Ella and Owen Gunderson, both of Shannon; and Mathew Busker, Ridott. The second-place team included members from Clinton, Saline, and Randolph counties and included Drew Lueking and Evan Beal, both of Centralia; A.J. Lenkaitis, Eldorado; and Matthew Koester, Red Bud.
The national team is supported by the Illinois 4-H Foundation.

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