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University of Illinois Extension serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties

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

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)

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.

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Private Pesticide Applicator Training Testing Clinics and Testing-only Schedule

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The 2017/2018 Ag Calendar has been updated. (December 2017 thru March 2018)

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Looking to connect to your customers or learn something new that will help you grow your business or crops? The Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference will be held January 10-12, 2018 in Springfield, IL at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

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It's December... have you picked out your Christmas tree? Christmas Trees and More offers advice on picking the perfect tree, fun facts, tree traditions, and a listing of tree farms.

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The holidays are right around the corner. Have you started thinking about what you will fix for your family when they come over? For many, turkey tends to be the main dish for the holidays. Check out our Turkey for the Holiday website to get some recipe ideas and safety tips for preparing the bird.

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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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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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Chick Embryology Teacher Training will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. This training is for teachers that would like to use chick embryology in their classrooms through the University of Illinois Extension. Poultry Specialist Dr. Ken Koelkebeck from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign will be the lead instructor for this training.

Information and Resources for You

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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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