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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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Gardeners! Mark your calendars on February 27, for the 2016 Gardener's Pathway: Workshops for Planning, Planting and Enjoying! University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County Master Gardeners will present a one-day symposium of workshops for gardeners including 18 workshops, an exhibit hall with unique gardening items for purchase, a Q&A desk, refreshments, door prizes, and featured keynote and afternoon speakers.

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Ready, Set, Grow gardening workshop will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Sauk Valley Community College located on Route 2 between Dixon and Sterling. The keynote will be A Tale of Two Gardens presented by Martha Smith.

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This course meets the 8-hour coursework and examination required by the state of Illinois for either the initial Food Service Sanitation Manager certification, or the re-certification, which is required every 5 years.

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Meals for a Healthy Heart is a program designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart disease. In each session participants receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, taste foods, and learn about heart heart healthy nutrition and physical education.

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Beginning January 14, University of Illinois Extension will be presenting weekly educational webinars for the small farm community.

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University of Illinois Extension is offering a 2016 Illinois First Detector Invasive Pest Workshop. Early detection and response is key to managing invasive pests.

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The 20th annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be hosted by University of Illinois Extension on February 25, 2016.

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Palmer amaranth has been discovered in Northern Illinois. University of Illinois Extension is committed to providing resources to producers to help them identify and prevent the spread of Palmer amaranth. The link below will take you to a University of Illinois Weed Science publication: Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Palmer Amaranth in Illinois Agronomic Crops.

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