Daily Herald: Today's 4-H clubs not just about farming

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When you think of 4-H clubs, you think of farms, livestock, crops - and young people preparing for a career on a farm. (WLS)

When you think of 4-H clubs, you think of farms, livestock, crops - and young people preparing for a career on a farm. But in today's 4-H groups, less than 10 percent of participants live on farms. And when they compete for ribbons, they do projects on such varied things as robotics, cooking, sewing and welding. We caught up with some kids at last week's Kane County Fair to see what they do and why they do it. And we talked to 4-H leaders about how the group has evolved with the times.

You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, July 24, 2016, or online at dailyherald.com.
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