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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
Email:uie-bdo@illinois.edu
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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"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 mcsernus@illinois.edu

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Curious about your pond’s health? Join the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District and University of Illinois Extension Office for their free workshop on Pond Management, Thursday August 28, at 6:00 p.m. This workshop will be held at a Sycamore Sportsman and Conservation Club pond.

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Join the 'Living Well with Diabetes' support group with facilitator Marilyn Csernus. The group meets at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month at the Rock River Center located at 810 S. 10th St. in Oregon. September Topic: Diabetes & Eye Care with Dr. Kelly Klein, O.D. from KSB.

Preserve the Taste of Summer: We are excited to announce our new online course for Food Preservation. This 8 module course covers: food safety, canning basics, canning acid foods, pressure canning low-acid foods, preparation and canning of pickled and fermented foods, making and preserving fruit spreads, freezing food, storage of frozen and refrigerated foods, and drying foods.

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about gardening? Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer in your community? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, you should consider joining the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Master Gardener in-person training is available in Ogle County in 2014. Applications are currently being accepted.

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Ogle County Farmers Markets are open for the season! Check the link to find a list of where you can enjoy the season's bounty, fresh from local growers.

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IT'S HERE... the 2014 LOCAL FOODS DIRECTORY FOR NORTHERN ILLINOIS, which includes 75+ local farms, area farmers markets, and businesses supporting local foods. Click below to download and print a copy.

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