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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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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".

Have you seen the U of I Extension YouTube video playlist on weather? Duane Friend, Environmental Stewardship and Energy Educator,has been developing excellent resources on a variety of weather related topics. They include: What Is the Heat Index? What Is the Wind Chill Index? What Causes the Seasons? Types of Thunderstorms Good and Bad Ozone What Makes the Wind? Is Heat Lightning Real? These are wonderful resources for 4-H'ers, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about weather. More videos will be added so check back often!

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LOOKING YOUR BEST FOR WORK - Dress and Presentation Skills for Career Success: This website provides detailed information on how to look and act your best. It includes information on proper clothing choices, grooming, interview tips, positive body language and presentation skills.

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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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