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University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Main Office (Marion County)
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891

Branch Office (Bond County)
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (Clinton County)
1163 N. Fourth Street
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-4551
FAX: 618-526-4597
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jefferson County)
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Branch Office (Washington County)
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: 618-327-8881
FAX: 618-327-8882
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Welcome to the University of Illinois Extension for Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington Counties. Using the vast resources of the U of I, Extension provides practical and research-based information to make a positive difference in people's lives. Explore our website and let us help you put knowledge to work!

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Grain Handling Safety Coalition is sponsoring along with Country Financial a one day grain safety program at the new Asmark Agricenter Grain Safety Training facility on August 26 and 27. The center is located about 3 miles west of Bloomington just off of Highway 9. The same program will be presented on each day.

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The latest Master Gardener newsletter is available. Be sure to check out all their educational programs available this fall.

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Teens--Register now for the Youth Leadership Retreat at Camp Manitowa this fall. Cost is just $25! Registration is due to your local Extension Office by September 1.

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Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Webinar Series. The training is designed to provide information to growers on how to keep produce safe from production to the market. The webinar series will be held Tuesdays - September 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You may attend the webinars from your home. Each registered participant will be sent webinar instructions, handouts, and a GAPs manual prior to the first webinar. The registration fee is $15 per participant. Pre-registration along with pre-payment is required by August 26, 2014.

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Farmers Markets: Rules, Regulations and Reforms - WEBINAR ON CURRENT AND FUTURE FARMERS MARKET REGULATIONS: Two webinars, Monday, August 25: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, August 28: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., will provide an opportunity for farmers market vendors and farmers market managers to learn about new regulations and reforms that impact farmers markets and provide input to the Governor-appointed Illinois Farmers Market Task Force about future farmers market regulations. Both webinars will have the same content and will be held twice to accommodate a larger audience.

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There is still time for middle school aged youth to register for the the Discover Chicago Trip!

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Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Consumer Economics Disaster Preparedness En Español Family Life Farmers' Market Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms Natural Resources Nutrition and Wellness Schools Online

Extension Meetings

BCJMW Unit Council Meeting***Cancelled***
Monday October 14, 2013 • 7:00 PM
BCJMW Unit Council Meeting
Monday December 9, 2013 • 7:00 PM
BCJMW Unit Council Meeting
Monday February 10, 2014 • 7:00 PM
Clinton County Extension Board
Wednesday March 19, 2014 • 7:00 PM
Jefferson County Extension Board
Thursday March 20, 2014 • 7:00 PM
Marion County Extension Board
Monday March 24, 2014 • 7:00 PM
Bond County Extension Board
Monday March 31, 2014 • 7:00 PM
BCJMW Unit Council Meeting
Monday April 14, 2014 • 7:00 PM
BCJMW Unit Council Meeting
Monday June 9, 2014 • 7:00 PM

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