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Macon County 4-H Staff Member Wins National Awards!

  Macon County’s 4-H youth development metro educator, Amy Leman was the proud recipient of two national awards in October at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents annual conference! http://web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp/news/news32900.html   ... Read More


Discover the Master Gardener Program!

When you look at some of the best volunteer organizations in Macon County, the Macon County Master Gardener Program can easily be at the top of your list.  From answering horticulture questions to taking on service projects to providing scholarships for youth who are interested in horticulture this program is providing beauty and knowledge throughout the Macon County.  Discover more ... Read More


Better Bites

Finding a perfect snack that is both healthy and delicious was the topic at our Better Bites program held at the Macon County Health Department and co-sponsored by the Obesity Prevention Coalition.  If you missed the program, check out the details and yummy recipes with Advice on Filling Up, Not Filling Out that was showcased in the Herald & Review.  ... Read More


Unique Circumstances

Sometimes our Master Gardener program touches lives in ways we can never imagine. See what happened to Macon County Master Gardener Frank Grgurich in his very own garden.  Thanks to Theresa Churchill from the Herald & Review for writing Forsyth Garden Lands a Message of Love from Iowa and to Jim Bowling for the great photos. ... Read More


2015 Macon County 4-H Show

Macon County 4-H youth were busy this week showcasing their talents, skills and creativity at the 2015 4-H Show. See what was happening thanks to an article entitled, Projects at 4-H Cover Wide Fields of Interest, and photos by Valerie Wells of the Herald & Review. ... Read More


SNAP-Ed Offers Delicious Recipes at Farmers Market

Thinking about using fresh produce in dishes is part of the reason the Macon County SNAP-Ed program is part of the Macon County Health Department Farmers Market. See what they are providing at this market by taking a look at the article Health Department Farmers Market Produces Fresh Choices by Emily Steele at the Herald & Review.   ... Read More


Science is All About Me!

Everyone was excited at the Science is All About Me Program hosted by Macon County 4-H.  See what was in store for these 5-7 year olds as they went on a science adventure.  4-H Teen Teachers lead the program and worked with the youth teaching them all about science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7_EBUJUDk&feature=youtu.be ... Read More


Can You Really Eat Daylilies….Yes You Can!

Daylilies can be a delectable treat. Sauteed, deep fried or fresh, daylilies have a delicious flavor.  Find out how you can eat out of your own flowerbed and see what new and interesting opportunities are out there for your next cooking adventure. Check out the article written by Theresa Churchill and the photos from Jim Bowling in the Herald & ... Read More


SNAP!

SNAP (Super Nutrition Activity Program) was busy this summer providing youth an opportunity to taste healthy food alternatives. From hummus to whole wheat pancakes, junior leaders, showed younger youth all about healthy food options.  See some of what they were up to with this great article from Theresa Churchill at the Herald & Review entitled Kids Get a Taste of ... Read More


A Fury of Feathers at the Fair

A feathered fury of fun occurred at the 2015 4-H Poultry Show this year for Macon & Piatt County 4-Hers. Check out all the details thanks to a great article entitled Judges Evaluate 4-H Competitors' Poultry from Ryan Voyles at the Herald & Review.  Thanks also to Ryan Voyles for the photographs.  ... Read More