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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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The 19th annual STATELINE FRUIT & VEGETABLE GROWERS CONFERENCE is coming to Rockford on February 5, offering wholesale growers the most recent and important updates on diseases, insects, and farm management issues from Extension Specialists. To REGISTER and for more info, click below.

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Be prepared for winter driving. Check out our Winter Storm Resource Center.

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University of Illinois Extension will present a weekly educational series for the small farm community, providing practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. This year's series includes new topics such as hydroponics, no-till and cover crops, growing hops, potato production, blueberry production, and information on establishing apple orchards.

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University of Illinois Extension released four new CCA Online Courses that are presentations from this year’s Crop Management Conference. To obtain CEUs, one must register for the course.

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Baby, it's cold outside... the time of year is here when nothing sounds better than being welcomed home to something warm and wonderful simmering in the kitchen on these cold winter days. Try a bowl of chicken avocado soup.

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"Putting Wellness to Work" is now being offered. The objectives of this program are to help your staff better understand many topics that affect their health; gain confidence to make positive health choices; and become thriving, healthy individuals, at work and in life. For more information contact Marilyn Csernus at 815-732-2191 or

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