Recently, I’ve had the privilege of evaluating 4-H exhibits in both Madison and St. Clair counties. I was so impressed I feel the need to make an additional evaluation in the newspaper forum.
Kudos to the University of Illinois Extension Service, which administers the 4-H program in our area, the organizations which support 4-H clubs and especially the adults, parents and young people involved in the program.
The projects I viewed were superbly done. The young people I interviewed were all polite, very articulate and excited about what they learned from their efforts. Congratulations to all 4-H’ers. I invite everyone to enjoy the 4-H exhibits at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and encourage everyone to support this strong agricultural heritage tradition.