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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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Watch Candice Miller, Extension Horticulture Educator, on Mid-American Gardener with Dianne Noland.

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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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Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Miller shows you the step-by-step process to creating beautiful winter containers for your home.

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When you see me in the fields, my orange glowing in the sun. It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to autumn fun! There is something magical about pumpkins. They are good for both your body & spirit. What could be more fun to plant, nurture, harvest, eat and enjoy more than a pumpkin?

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Let's talk Turkey! Are you looking for tips on cooking your Thanksgiving turkey or wondering what you will do with your leftovers? Check out our website 'Turkey for the Holidays' to learn how to select a turkey, cooking techniques, and fun facts to entertain your guests on Thanksgiving!

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Putting Small Acres to Work workshop will be offered 9am to 5pm on Saturday, December 5,2015. Register Now! Wondering what to do with a few extra acres? Come learn about ways to make your extra land more productive, or even turn a profit. There will be two general sessions and break out sessions. This workshop will be held at the NIU Conference Center in Rockford.

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Interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Whiteside County will be hosting classroom training in Sterling on Saturdays beginning January 9, 2016.

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