It's National 4-H week and locally, 4-H leaders are encouraging those interested in getting involved to do so.
Sherry Fulton is the Youth Educator for the University of Illinois Extension in DeWitt County. She indicates now is the perfect time to get involved if you're interested in 4-H.
Fulton feels 4-H is one of the few organizations where the experiences you get will be beneficial for years to come.
One misnomer 4-H battles is that it is for those who are wanting to go into an agriculture related field or for someone who lives on a farm. Fulton says even in an agriculture dominated community like Clinton and DeWitt County, the numbers locally tell a different story.
When it comes to the 4-H fair in DeWitt County, Fulton indicates DeWitt County is very unique in the fact their County 4-H show is strictly 4-H. She feels it is a great atmosphere to be a part of.
To learn more about 4-H or becoming a 4-H member, contact the University of Illinois Extension Office at 217-935-5764 or stop in to their office at 8425 Katie Road in Clinton.