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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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Plant enthusiasts should check out Tillandsias this holiday season!

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Chickens shouldn't wear sweaters. This should probably go without saying…but go ahead and Google it.

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Four Seasons Gardening webinars have been recorded and saved on YouTube. These webinars provide a great way to brush up on horticulture topics that may interest you. Each webinar is presented by a U of I Extension Horticulture Educator with program material based off of current research information. Check out the archived recordings.

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When you think of a Christmas flower, what comes to mind? The poinsettia is the most popular Christmas plant that is seen during the holidays. There are more than 100 different kinds available. This Christmas flower has become a household tradition. To learn more about this flower and how to care for it, check out Extension's website; the Poinsettia Pages.

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There are many different types of Christmas trees found in the United States. But what makes the perfect Christmas Tree? Learn more about how to select that perfect tree and the traditions behind the tree decorating by checking out Extension's website of Christmas Trees & More.

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University of Illinois Plant Clinic: Celebrating 40 Years of Service to Illinois

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Extension Meetings

Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday February 18, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday April 7, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday June 2, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Extension Board Meeting
Tuesday September 6, 2016 • 6:30 PM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday September 15, 2016 • 6:00 PM
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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