Morgan County 4-H
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H’ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living and food security.
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.
- Head - Managing, Thinking
- Heart - Relating, Caring
- Hands - Giving, Working
- Health - Being, Living
The 4-H Pledge
I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
Want to join?
4-H is for anyone regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or disability. Members must be eight years of age and have not reached their nineteenth birthday on or before September 1 of the current year. Youth who are five through seven years of age on or before September 1 of the current year may enroll in 4-H Cloverbud group. Mentally challenged whom are older than the eligibility age for 4-H club membership may participate fully in 4-H.Join Now
Southeast corner of the fairgrounds
By eating at the Clover Cafe you will be supporting the Morgan County 4-H program.
Meals available (sandwich, chips and drink)
Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 10: 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, July 11: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
B & CS Cattle (Bob Smith)
Chapin Farmers Elevator
Chapin State Bank a division of Jacksonville Savings Bank
Donna and Ken Moody
Farm Credit Illinois
Friends of 4-H
Hadden Seed Corp., Pioneer Seeds
Illinois Midwest Cattleman
Jackson DeGroot Family
JLS Farm - Dave Lakamp & Sons
Jones Meat & Locker
Lincoln Land Animal Clinic, Ltd. (Joe and Colleen Koch, DVM)
Mason Family Farms
Orris Family Farms
Prentice Farmers Elevator
MDM Farms, Inc.
Roger Ward – WLDS/WEAI
Joanie, Kyle and Chad Schone
Sunrise Ag Service Company
Champion Angus Bull: Chapin Farmers Elevator
Champion Angus Heifer: Rahe Appraisal & Auctioneer
Champion Hereford Bull: Larry Robinson
Champion Hereford Heifer: The Farmers State Bank & Trust Company
Champion Shorthorn Bull: Chapin State Bank a Division of Jacksonville Savings Bank
Champion Shorthorn Heifer: Wessler Bros. Agency
Champion Simmental Bull: Lincoln Land Animal Clinic, Ltd.
Champion Simmental Heifer: The Smith Family – Darin, Annette & Kilee Smith
Champion All Other Breeds Bull: Brandt Consolidated
Champion All Other Breeds Heifer: Rahe Family Farms
Champion Commercial Replacement Heifer: Prairieland FS
Champion Market Heifer: Jackson/DeGroot Family
Grand Champion 4-H Bull Over All Breeds: Hayes' Liquid Nitrogen
Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Bull Over All Breeds: Mason Family Farms
Grand Champion Heifer Over All: Hayes' Liquid Nitrogen
Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Over All: Burrus Seed
Champion Angus Steer: Roger and Karen Houston
Champion All Other Breeds Steer: Suttles Charolais Farms
Champion Hereford Steer: AB & C Moving
Champion Shorthorn Steer: JLS Farm – Dave Lakamp & Sons
Champion Crossbred Steer: Dufelmeier Farms
Champion Simmental Steer: Norman and Alice Thompson
Grand Champion Steer Over All Breeds: Farmers State Bank – Winchester
Reserve Grand Champion Steer Over All Breeds: MDM Farms, Inc.
Champion Cat: Lincoln Land Animal Clinic, Ltd. (Joe and Colleen Koch, DVM)
Champion Kitten: Buchheit
Lincoln Land Animal Clinic, Ltd. (Joe and Colleen Kock, DVM)
The Farmers State Bank & Trust Company
John A. Ebrey, DVM
Smith Aussies (Darin, Annette, & Kilee Smith)
Best Garden Display: Buchheit
Highest Points Award: Bloomfield Greenhouse (Don & Peggy Bloomfield)
Highest Points, Crops: Arends-Awe, Inc.
Grand Champion Pygmy: Jennifer Moore Massage Therapy
Grand Champion Dairy Goat: Diamond Grove Stock Farm
Champion Meat Goat Wether: In memory of C.B. Hadden
Champion Meat Goat Doe: Pizzaz Hair Design
Champion Meat Goat Buck: Brandon Stewart
Champion Pygmy Goat Doe: Hadden Seed Corp.
Grand Champion Pen: Buchheit
Grand Champion Cockerel: Hopper RV & Feed
Grand Champion Pullet: U.S. Bank – Jacksonville
Grand Champion Misc. (waterfowl, turkey/pigeons): Mike Lansden – Stifel Nicolaus
Grand Champion Overall: Prairie Winds Engraving, Inc.
Showmanship: Cass Morgan Farm Bureau
Grand Champion Senior Rabbit: Buchheit
Grand Champion Junior Rabbit: Bradley Family in memory of Erica Dowson
Champion Rabbit Meat Pen: Hopper RV & Feed
Showmanship: Walker Rabbitry
Best in Show: Jed and Kim Allen and Brown's Bunny Farm
Grand Champion 6-8 Rabbit: Chapin Farmers Elevator
Grand Champion Ewe Over All Breeds: Cass Morgan Farm Bureau Foundation
Grand Champion Market Lamb: Hopper RV & Feed
Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: CHS
4-H Sheep Premiere Exhibitor: Helen Meyer/Bill Long Memorial
Grand Champion Over All Breeds: J.O. Harris Sales
Grand Champion Pair of Gilts: Worrell Land Services, LLC
Reserve Grand Champion Pair of Gilts: Armstrong Family
Grand Champion Gilt: Farm Credit Illinois
Reserve Grand Champion Gilt: Armstrong Family
Champion Senior Gilt: Chapin Farmers Elevator
Champion Junior Gilt: Mowing Plus - Larry & Janet Strubbe
Grand Champion Pair of Market Hogs: Ron & Ken Boston, Boston Farms
Reserve Grand Champion Pair of Market Hogs: MDM Farms, Inc.
Grand Champion Market Hog: Williams Farms, Inc.
Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog: Mason Family Farms
Prize Sponsors: Prairieland FS, Mark Jackson Farms, Albert Jackson, Jack & Jacque DeOrnellas and AJ DeOrnellas Showpigs
Awards will be given to the 4-H Club member winning the showmanship class in Beef, Swine, Sheep and Goats: Jacksonville Kiwanis Club
Limited to Morgan County 4-H Members. Trophies will be given in five divisions: Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats and Poultry/Rabbits. Can be won only once in a three-year period. To be judged by individuals appointed by the superintendents in each division.
Trophies are given by:
- Sheep: Brian Henry – Country Financial Services
- Beef: Jodee Nell – US Bank, Jacksonville
- Swine: Chris Lyons – Country Financial Services
- Poultry/Rabbit: Stephen Symons – Country Financial Services
- Goat: Sloan Implement
Best Woodworking Exhibit: Rahe Family Farms
4-H Shooting Sports Club
East Side Jrs
Franklin Straight Shooters
Murrayville, Jacksonville, Woodson Ag
North Side Ag
Robo Storm Troopers