Shelby County 4-H member Maggie Kelly has been selected to serve a two-year term on the Illinois State 4-H Livestock Ambassador Team.
Maggie is a 10-year member of the Strasburg Tailtwisters 4-H Club. Her parents are Duane and Angela Kelly.
Maggie has grown up raising Angus cattle on her family farm. Maggie was interested in joining the team because of her passion for the livestock industry and to further her leadership skills.
Maggie is one of seven new members to join the 22-member Livestock Ambassador Team. The ambassador team is compiled of youth throughout the state, who are ages 16-21.
The duties of the team include planning, teaching and assisting with statewide events such as the Legislative Connection, IFB Youth Education Committee, State Fair Advisory Board, State Judging contests, Farm Focus, State Fair Auction. etc.
The ambassadors also plan to host educational livestock leadership events, as well as State Fair and other fun activities.
Maggie is currently a senior at Stew Stras High School and plans to attend Lake Land College next fall majoring in the Ag Transfer program. Congratulations Maggie on your appointment to the Illinois State 4-H Livestock Ambassador Team.