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October 26, 2017 GMT

6th annual Agriculture Careers Night to be held Nov. 6

The University of Illinois Extension serving Ford and Iroquois counties will hold its sixth annual Agriculture Careers Night on Nov. 6 at the Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau Building in Gilman. Junior high and high school students and their parents are invited to attend to learn more about agriculture career options and degree programs.

Students will have the opportunity to speak with agriculture departments from 5 to 6 p.m. from eight participating colleges, including the University of Illinois, Joliet Junior College, Illinois Central College and Illinois State University.

A formal program will begin at 6 p.m. with a panel of local agribusiness men and women speaking on the agriculture careers they hold. There will be time for questions and answers as well, and representatives from the colleges will be around to discuss their programs with interested students. Light refreshments will be served.

In addition to the colleges, Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau Young Leaders will have a display and members available to help youth become acquainted with local FFA Chapters.

The Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau is at 1381 S. Crescent St. in Gilman. For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-268-4051 and ask for Larry Haigh, Ford-Iroquois Ag in the Classroom and Iroquois County 4-H program coordinator. The Agriculture Careers Night is sponsored by the Ford-Iroquois Agriculture in the Classroom Program, University of Illinois Extension Ford-Iroquois Office and the Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau.

New Kankakee County 4-H Federation officers elected

New officers were elected on Oct. 9 at the Kankakee County 4-H Federation meeting at the Extension Office at 1650 Commerce Drive, Bourbonnais. The newly elected officers will be installed at the annual recognition banquet on Nov. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Herscher.

The officers include: Kolton Hisel, president, of Chebanse Ag 4-H Club; Anthony Dupuis, vice president, of Chebanse Ag 4-H Club; Samantha Tamblyn, secretary, of Manteno Best Pioneers 4-H Club; Alexandra Dubravec, treasurer, of St. George Dragons 4-H Club; Allison Tamblyn, reporter, of Manteno Best Pioneers 4-H Club; Jacob Costello, parliamentarian, of Momence Troopers 4-H Club; and Sophia Dubravec, recreation, of St. George Dragons 4-H Club.

The Kankakee County 4-H Federation consists of older 4-H members, and it assists with many county 4-H activities through planning, directing and supervising events. For more information, contact Debra Koch, program coordinator, at 815-933-8337 or dmkoch@illinois.edu.