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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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Advanced Science Siesta Without the Siesta will take place on Thursday, June 18 and is open to girls entering grades 7th-11th grades this fall. The program entitled "CSI Chicago - Uncovering the Truth" and will focus on forensic science as we travel to University of Illinois Chicago campus.

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Check out the Northwest Illinois Local Food Directory, updated for 2015. This is a great way to connect with our local food growers!

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The Midwest Compost School (June 2-4, 2015) is an intensive 3-day program for new and experienced mid-to-large-scale composting operators that will train participants in the science and art of composting. Subjects covered include composting basics, regulations & permitting, compost quality & testing, and marketing.

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DeKalb County will host in-person Master Gardener training this fall! Those interested in becoming a Master Gardener must complete an application and the volunteer screening process as well as participate in an interview. The cost of in-person training is $175.

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Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Local Food Systems and Small Farms Commercial Agriculture Community and Economic Development Consumer Economics Environment and Energy Stewardship Family Life Horticulture Leadership and Local Government Nutrition and Wellness Schools Online

Extension Meetings

Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Wednesday May 27, 2015 • 7:00 PM
Unit 2 Extension Board
Friday May 29, 2015 • 7:00 PM

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