Extension to continue online events, 4-H shows in July

As the state of Illinois moves into Phase 3 of the coronavirus Restore Illinois plan, University of Illinois Extension continues to provide research-based educational programs for families, farmers and businesses in formats that support public health and safety priorities.

On June 1, Illinois Extension announced that in-person events through July 31 will be postponed or hosted online. 4-H general project and 4-H livestock shows and exhibitions scheduled through July 31 will be conducted online using the digital exhibition platform FairEntry. Day and overnight camps are canceled through Aug. 15.

Continuing the phased decision making approach for summer event planning, Extension’s guidelines prioritize the safety of event participants and redouble efforts to support the health and vitality of families and communities across Illinois.

Decisions for Illinois Extension programming for the remainder of summer 2020 will be announced as follows: July 1: decision shared regarding Aug. 1-15 events; July 15: decision shared regarding Aug. 16-31 events; and Aug. 1: decision shared regarding Sept. 1-30 events.

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.