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University of Illinois Extension serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties

Main Office (Ogle County)
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Boone County)
205 Cadillac Court
Unit 3
Belvidere, IL 61008-1733
Phone: 815-544-3710
FAX: 815-544-4606
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (DeKalb County)
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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URBANA, Ill. – Illinois cattlemen and cattlewomen will have the opportunity to hear from several experts at the 2017 Illinois Cattle Feeders meeting. The meeting will be held March 7 at Sauk Valley Community College Dixon, Illinois. The seminar will be begin at 9:00am and conclude at 3:30 pm.

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4-H Penny Carnival Looking for a fun, inexpensive way to spend a Saturday evening with your kids or grandkids? Check out the Ogle County 4-H Penny Carnival on Saturday, March 4 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Oregon Coliseum, corner of 4th & Franklin streets. This annual event is open to the public & features 4-H club created games. .25 cents each or 50 games for $10

2017 Ready...Set...Grow... gardening workshop, on Saturday, March 18 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. Join the Master Gardeners of Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties for this fantastic workshop! Presenters include: Joel Barczak, Blumen Gardens, Jim Brown, Landscape Designer, Woodlawn Landscapes and Design, Bud LeFevre, Distinctive Gardens, Larry Creekmur, Country Road Greenhouses, and several University of Illinois Extension Educators.

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FARMERS MARKET Workshop For Growers & Managers Saturday, April 15 @ Ogle County Extension Office, 421 W. Pines Rd, Oregon $10 per person per program Marketing & Merchandising for Vendors: 9:30-11:30am Planning Promotional Strategies to Grow Your Farmers Market: 1:30-3:30pm

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Do You Want to Raise Backyard Chickens? Extension's Local Foods & Small Farm Educator Can Help!

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Four Seasons Gardening Program Winter series is now underway. March 7, 1:30pm: Moth Orchids - Start an Orchid Odyssey.

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FREE Educational Materials Available! University of Illinois Extension is offering "touchable" museum artifacts and lessons in kits that are available for check out to area educators and organizations. An Artifact Speaks program examines a variety of ancient cultures such as Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India.

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Can houseplants improve indoor air quality? In an era of increasing energy prices, many Americans insulate and seal up their homes during the winter months. Although this can result in savings on the monthly power bill, sealing the home can concentrate indoor air pollutants and cause various health problems.

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Now is the perfect time to develop your skills in small farming and local food production. University of Illinois Extension will once again be hosting the Small Farms Winter Webinar Series – featuring practical lunch-hour presentations.

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Information and Resources for You

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Extension Meetings

Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday November 10, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday February 9, 2017 • 6:00 PM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday June 8, 2017 • 6:00 PM

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