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University of Illinois Extension serving Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schulyer Counties

Main Office (Adams County)
330 S. 36th St
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217-223-8380
FAX: 217-223-9368
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Brown County)
108 N. Capitol Avenue
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Phone: 217-773-3013
FAX: 217-773-2614
Hours: Please call to check staff availability.

Branch Office (Hancock County)
550 N Madison
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: 217-357-2150
FAX: 217-357-3598
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Pike County)
1301 E Washington
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Phone: 217-285-5543
FAX: 217-285-5735
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Schuyler County)
710 Maple Avenue
Rushville, IL 62681
Phone: 217-322-3381
FAX: 217-322-3382
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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4-H means something different to every member, every leader, every parent, every supporter, every alum, everyone! At Illinois 4-H, we want to celebrate everything that 4-H is to YOU! We thought we'd make it as FUN and REWARDING as possible ... because #thats4h! So, let's have a CONTEST with almost $1,000 in PRIZES! To learn more about how to enter this fun contest, click the link below and let your creativity begin!

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If you're having trouble with your garden and home landscape, find the answer at Hort Answers featuring helpful websites that can help with plant pest and disease problems, picking out the right trees for your home, designing a perennial garden, growing roses, and other topics.

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U of I Plant Clinic Now Taking Problem Plant Samples - Plant Clinic services include diagnosis of disease, plant and insect identification, insect, weed and chemical injury observation (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as management recommendations involving these diagnoses. The clinic is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. For more information on what, where, or how to sample, call the clinic at 217-333-0519. Keep up to date on what is happening at the Plant Clinic and about other plant and pest issues. Follow the U of I Plant Clinic on Facebook, YouTube or, Blogger.

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SIGN UP NOW ... for the 2014 Four Seasons Gardening Teleconference Series. This is your chance to learn from some of Illinois' leading lawn and garden experts. Topics include: The Basics of Growing Herbs, Pest Control Stragegies in the Garden, Bargain Gardening, Home Orchards, Daylilies, Getting Your Feet Wet with Rain Gardens, etc. Click on (Spring, Summer, or Fall) 2014 Horticulture Teleconference registration links to right under "Register Online".

Illinois State Fair Premium Books and Entry Forms are now online! Junior Department Entry Forms have to be signed by a 4-H Extension Unit Office representative.

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Unit Highlight

Unit 14 4-H Federation Cookbooks

The Federation sponsored Cookbooks are in and for sale at your local extension office. The cost is $10 plus tax. Proceeds from the sale of the books goes to your local county federation.

Questions? Contact Sheri Merry, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development at

Weather Observer Classes Scheduled

Weather Observer Classes Scheduled - Would you like to have a better understanding of the weather? Would you like to observe the weather and do some basic weather prediction?

Click on link below for more information:

Questions? Contact Shelby Crow, Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development at

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