2021 Livestock dates, awards recognition, and more!
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4-H Newsletter January 2021 🎉
 
   
 

We made it to 2021! Here are our top tips for a great 4-H year!

  1. Make sure to enroll in your club!
  2. Choose your projects - if you are raising livestock, watch your email for special information about animal care classes and other requirements.
  3. Participate in club meetings, don't just attend.
  4. Have fun!
 
   
 
 
2021 livestock dates
 
 

 As in past years, you will need to be enrolled in Beef by January 15, 2021 to be eligible to show, and April 15, 2021 for all other projects. Weigh-in dates and locations, and animal care class requirements will be sent to those who are enrolled.

 
   
 
 
awards celebration
 
 

Join us to honor our Award Winners! This fun-filled afternoon is open to all 4-H'ers and will include 4-H themed trivia and more on Saturday, January 30 at 3pm. Register by Wednesday, January 27 to receive the link to join.

Join us on January 30!

 

 
   
 
 
Snazzy Snowglobes
 
 

Join us for this virtual (Zoom) program for Cloverbud 4-H members ages 5-7. The session will be Thursday, January 21 at 6:30pm.  Youth will learn about snow and there'll be a fun hands on activity for kids to do. There is a $3 fee for materials that will be mailed out to you. Register online by January 15.

 

Register here!
 
   
 
 
Culture, Cuisine and Conversation: travel the world with 4-H
 
 

 

TODAY(1/6) IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!!!

Culture, Cuisine and Conversation: Travel the World with 4-H is a biweekly series for teens. Participants will prepare a dish from a different county with a provided recipe ahead of each meeting, have access to videos created by 4-H partners in the country of the week to tour kitchens and homes, and more.

Meetings will be on Sunday afternoons these weeks: January 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28. There is a $15 fee for a supply kit that will be provided. Non 4-H'ers are welcome to participate.

Learn more and register here!
 
   
 
 
Enroll now for the 2020-2021 year. Head to https://il.4honline.com and get started!
 
 

4honline has been upgraded and you can re-enroll for the year!

Some reasons why you should register for the 2020-2021 4-H year now:

  1. Update your contact information (and even add kids' emails so that everyone gets the same emails!).
  2. Pick projects and make sure you find out about events and workshops that are project specific!
  3. Help your leader plan - do you need accomodations during a virtual meeting? Have allergies?

You can watch another video on how to enroll,  or use these written directions. These were both created by 4honline so are not Illinois specific. If you have problems, please ask - this is new to us too, so we will find out the answer for you!

Enroll now!
 
   
 
 
save the date for Illini Summer Academies
 
 

If you are curious as to what college or career is right for you, plan now to join us and discover new possibilities at the Illini Summer Academies (ISA)! At ISA you can expect a fun and exploratory experience featuring a virtual academy session and a variety of new workshops and fun virtual activities. For questions, contact us at illini-4h@illinois.edu.

 
   
 
 
Staff Contact Information
 
 

4-H staff are still working from home most days. We have been working from home since March 18. This means we are not in the office to answer the phone. If you need us, the best way to reach us is via email, or by calling the Champaign Extension office at 217-333-7672 (this is the only one of the three office phones that can be answered remotely), or our direct Skype numbers. If you need to come to an office, you must contact us in advance for an appointment so we can make sure that we do not exceed the limit of people allowed at one time.

You can follow our unit on Facebook here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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