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So Are You An Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur isn't for the faint of heart. MacArthur students had an opportunity to try out their entrepreneurial skills with the Going Solo Program. Check out the article, Students Learn the Cost of Doing Business by Valerie Wells of the Herald & Review.  Thanks to Jim Bowling for the great picture.   ... Read More


Home Brew a Big Hit in Macon County!

Home brewing was a hit in Macon County when University of Illinois Extension offered its first class of beer brewing this past Saturday. See what it was all about with this article from the Herald & Review.  Thanks to Huey Freeman for the story and Lisa Morrison for the pictures. ... Read More


Put the Fun Back in the Holidays

It was time to put the fun back in the holidays with the 2015 Deck the Halls & Delight in the Delectable. See what the participants learned and created in this holiday workshop.  Thanks to Theresa Churchill and Jim Bowling, from the Herald & Review for covering this event for us.  Check out the full story at Holiday Workshop and ... Read More


4-H Families Take on a Food Challenge to Create a Healthy Snack

Eight 4-H families successfully created healthy snacks from a box of mystery ingredients at the 4-H Family Food Challenge.  Participants were given pears, cream cheese and mint to use and were able to chose additional ingredients from a pantry.  Please check out the great article in the Heard and Review titled Parent-child teams cook up healthy treats at 4-H competition. ... Read More


4-H Family Food Challenge

Macon County 4-H members and their families were showcased on the Herald & Review website in a photo gallery showcasing the 4-H Family Food Challenge. Teams were tasked with creating a healthy snack with mystery ingredients. Check out all of the great photos that were taken by Herald & Review Photographer, Lisa Morrison by checking out this 4-H Family Food ... Read More


Congrats to Alexandra Ruwe!

Top 4-H members across the nation will gather in Atlanta, Ga. for the 93rd National 4-H Congress scheduled for Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. 4-H members earned the right to attend by excelling in their 4-H project work. Members are evaluated on their work in project mastery, leadership, community service and citizenship throughout their entire 4-H career. Illinois will be ... Read More


Who Would Have Thought You Could Make This!

The Macon County Robostorms 4-H Club showcased the importance and versatility of being able to use a 3D Printer at a club meeting with the Forsyth Fantastics this past Saturday. Find out what you can do with a 3D Printer in this article, The Beauty of 3D Printers is the Practical Usefulness of its Creations, from the Herald & Review!  ... Read More


Teens as Teachers

Garfield Montessori School youth are taking on the challenge of becoming teen teachers and telling others about rethinking their drink. Find out more about what these youth are up to in this Herald & Review article entitled Training Teen Teachers by Valerie Wells.  Thanks to Danny Damiana for the photo. ... Read More


Impacting Our Community

University of Illinois Extension is proud to be celebrating our 100th Anniversary. Thanks to the Herald & Review, U of I Extension's history and future were showcased in the paper. Thanks to Emily Steele for the great article entitled Cooperative Extension Still Relevant After 100 Years. Take a look for yourself and see how we are still impacting our community ... Read More


4-H Tech Wizards Make Waves

The 4-H Tech Wizards showed they were up for any challenge when they waded through the water at Fort Daniel Conservation Area. Fifth through eighth grade youth from Garfield Montessori School, called 4-H Tech Wizards, took on the challenge to learn more about their environment.  Thanks to Danny Damiani from the Herald & Review for the photos and Emily Steele ... Read More