4-H News – Nancy Lambert – 1-12-17;
4-H Livestock Committee, Officers, Superintendents & Weigh in dates;
The Legacy of Leadership Scholarship


4-H Livestock Committee Elects Officers and Superintendents
The Saline County 4-H Livestock Committee met on Wednesday, January 4 at the Extension office. Agenda items included electing officers and superintendents, setting meeting dates and setting weigh-in dates.
Officers elected for the upcoming year are: Chairman, Dan Evans; Vice-Chairman, Amy Richey; and Secretary, Rachel Parish.
Livestock Superintendents are: Beef, Dan Evans, Swine, Samantha Parish; Sheep, Lonny Reed & Brianna Johnson; Dairy and Meat Goats, Rachel Parish; Dairy Cattle, Jane Carlile; Rabbits, Cindy Boulds & Gayla Heath and Poultry/Small Pets, Matt Deal & Amy Richey.
Livestock Weigh in dates will be: Beef, February 4; Swine, April 8 and Lambs/Goats, April 29.
The next 4-H Livestock Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, at 7 pm at the Extension office.
Need Cash for College?
The University of Illinois Extension’s 4-H program offers many scholarship opportunities to 4-H members. Two of those scholarships are available to college-bound youth who have been 4-H members for at least five years. Both can be used at a 4-year university, community college, or trade school. Applications are due March 1 and are open to high school seniors and college freshmen.
The Illinois 4-H Livestock Scholarship is open to members who have demonstrated mastery in the livestock area and plan to continue their education in the area of agriculture. Members must have been involved in their livestock project a minimum of three years. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year.
The Legacy of Leadership Scholarship is offered to members who have demonstrated overall mastery and leadership in the 4-H program. Eight $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year.
Scholarship applications are available at go.illinois.edu/4Hscholarships. Applications are due March 1, 2017. If you are selected as one of the finalists, you will be asked to submit a video of your 4-H accomplishments.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact (618) 252-8391. The University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.