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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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Thank you for visiting our website. University of Illinois Extension's Boone-DeKalb-Ogle Unit is the link between University of Illinois and all of our friends and neighbors in Boone, DeKalb and Ogle counties. U of I Extension offers practical, research-based education to help people improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Please contact us at any of our offices with questions or to learn more about these educational or leadership opportunities. We also encourage you to add our site to your favorites list.

U of I Extension is based in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Today's Features

Check out the monthly Garden Calendar and see what interesting facts you can find. Here's your chance to learn something new every day.

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Fall is here and everything seems to have a pumpkin spice flavor. Learn about the many varieties of pumpkins, their history and try your hand at a few recipes.

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Nature Journaling Reduces Stress I've mentioned many times that I love to journal, and I usually write surrounded by plants and nature. I use nature journaling as a creative form of self-expression,

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Age-Friendly Initiatives: Making Communities Livable for All Ages. A free webinar on Thursday, October 26 from Noon to 1:00pm.

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Farm-to-Walmart fresh produce in China has unexpected middlemen, provides risk protection for farmers.

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Fresh herbs add a special touch to your homemade meals. They are easy to grow and harvest. If you are looking for new recipes or information on growing a specific herb, check out our Herb Gardening website.

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FREE Educational Materials Available! University of Illinois Extension is offering "touchable" museum artifacts and lessons in kits that are available for check out to area educators and organizations. An Artifact Speaks program examines a variety of ancient cultures such as Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India.

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

Extension Meetings

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
Extension Board Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Unit
Friday June 16, 2017 • 10:00 AM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Wednesday September 20, 2017 • 6:00 PM

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