GALESBURG, Ill. — Knox County 4-H member Katelyn Engel and Warren County 4-H member Levi Meadows were recently selected to serve on the Illinois 4-H Livestock Ambassador Team. Ten members were selected to serve on the team out of the numerous applications that poured in from across the state. Members of the team serve a two-year term.
The 4-H Livestock Ambassador team meets throughout the year face to face and via tele net technology to plan events such as the Youth Livestock Conference, which provides leadership, team building and hands on experiences centered around livestock production and exhibition.
Both 4-H’ers are involved in county level leadership opportunities such as the Federation Board, a teen led group that helps plan activities for the county 4-H membership. Additionally, Engel and Meadows have both shown livestock in 4-H for many years and have competed on the Livestock Judging Team in their respective counties.
4-H Youth Development Educator, Shelby Carlson, says, “The team is lucky to have two members as passionate about livestock as these two. I’m excited to see how they can grow as advocates and leaders.”
Additional programs provided by University of Illinois Extension can be found at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/hkmw/.
— University of Illinois Extension
Henderson, Knox, McDonough & Warren Counties
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