Sep 3, 2020
Dr. Nathan Pyatt of Cisco received the Illinois Foundation 4-H Hall of Fame Award during a virtualceremony on Aug. 18. This year, the Foundation recognized 87 individuals for their dedication to 4-H, theUniversity of Illinois Extension youth development program.
Dr. Pyatt has served as a volunteer leader for the Cisco Clovers 4-H Club for many years and inspiresyouth to step out of their comfort zone to take on leadership roles within the club.
He has brought outstanding ideas and challenges to the table at meetings,” says 4-H ProgramCoordinator Jan Wenke. “He is a very busy professional, but always xnds the time for our youth and tolend a helping hand.”
Dr. Pyatt and his wife have hosted workshops at their farm on topics such as sheep care, knitting withwool, and livestock veterinary care. Perhaps the most popular event that they hosted was the farm totable dinner which included 4-H members preparing and serving the food.
I believe that Nathan is an outstanding volunteer in Piatt County,” says Wenke. “He is indeed an asset toPiatt County 4-H program and Cisco Clovers 4-H Club.”
Illinois 4-H programs reach nearly 200,000 youth each year through 4-H clubs, camps, educational educationalprograms, workshops, and conferences held in communities, schools, parks, and homes across Illinois. Intotal, more than 15,000 volunteers xll key leadership and mentoring roles.
University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois, affecting the lives of200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs, groups and short-term programming.