University of Illinois Extension

Cathy Blunier
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Livingston/McLean/Woodford Unit
109 East Eureka Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone: 309-467-3789
FAX: 309-467-6034
cblunier@illinois.edu

Cathy Blunier provides leadership to the 4-H youth development program focusing on 4-H clubs, 4-H groups and the youth education initiatives identified as state priorities. Teaming with local 4-H program coordinators and volunteers, she also plans, conducts and evaluates programs that are consistent with the needs of local youth.

Blunier graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in agricultural education and from Ohio State University with a master's degree in agricultural education with an emphasis in Extension education. While at Ohio State University, she served as a Graduate Research Associate at the Ohio State 4-H Office.

She joined Extension as a 4-H Youth Development Agent in Defiance County, Ohio, where she served two years before joining the Woodford County Extension staff as the 4-H Youth Development Educator. After eleven years of experience in that role, Blunier currently serves Livingston, McLean and Woodford counties as a 4-H Youth Development Educator.

In addition to providing leadership for the 4-H program, Blunier has also co-authored volunteer training modules and various staff development materials for staff working with volunteers.

Among her awards and recognitions are the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Achievement in Service Award and Distinguished Service Award.

Blunier's professional affiliations include the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents and the Illinois Extension Professionals for Youth Education where she has served as secretary, treasurer and recognition committee chair.

Program Offerings

Cathy works with local 4-H club members and volunteers in Woodford County. A few programs offered throughout the county include: 4-H community clubs, school enrichment programs, 4-H Fair, Camp Clover day camp program, Science Sleepover, Chef School, Bicycle Rodeo, New Member Orientation, Sewing Camp, and many other workshops.

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