OREGON, Ill. — Twenty-One Ogle County 4-H members participated in the 4-H and FFA Livestock judging contest held in Carroll County in March. Some 136 4-H and FFA members from Jo Daviess, Ogle, Lee, Stephenson and host Carroll County participated.
Zeke Horn, of Kings, who is a member of the Ogle Jolly 4-H Club placed first in the overall 4-H and FFA competition. Renee Gehrke, of Byron and a member of the By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club placed third overall. Garrett Hackbarth of Lindenwood, and a member of the Ogle Jolly 4-H Club placed fifth overall.
Other Ogle County 4-H members participating included Brooke Ewald, Levi Eden, and Cooper Alderks, Carefree 4-H Club; Hannah Seaworth, Matthew Hickey, Colton Gehrke, and Carter Conderman, By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club; Tyler Hall and Emma Hunderman, Ogle Jolly 4-H Club; Megan Hagemann Isaac Charbonneau, Addison Yordy, and Taylor Yordy, Leaf River Busy Beavers 4-H Club; Natalie Johnson, Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H Club; Aubrey Craig and Jackson Craig, Mighty Clovers 4-H Club. Michael Ring, Oregon, coaches the livestock judging team.
The event in Carroll County helps prepare 4-H members for the state 4-H judging competition to be held at the University of Illinois in June. 4-H is a program of the University of Illinois Extension. For more information about 4-H, contact the Ogle County Extension Office, 421 W Pines Road, Suite 10, Oregon, IL 61061, (815)732-2191 or visit us online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/.
4-H is an informal youth education program conducted by University of Illinois Extension. U of I Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in 4-H, contact the Ogle County Extension staff at 815-732-2191.
— University of Illinois Extension Ogle County
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