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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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Today's Features

The Ogle County Services Network is sponsoring its annual Wellness & Resource Fair on Friday, October 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 South 10th Street in Oregon. 2015’s FREE Wellness & Resource Fair offers workshops, free screenings, and pampering. In addition to the many Exhibitor booths offering information and samples, participants can register to win one of several prizes.

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Interested in becoming a Master Naturalist? The Program educates and trains adult volunteers to help disseminate natural resource information to the public and to assist with conservation and restoration activities in their communities. Training will be held at locations throughout Carroll and Whiteside counties on Tuesdays from 2-6pm beginning on October 6.

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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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Learn what gluten is, the sources of gluten, gluten-free food labeling, and advances in gluten-free products. Join Marilyn Csernus, Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, to increase your knowledge of the fads and facts of gluten.

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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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Apples are ripening in many Illinois backyards and commercial pick-your-own orchards. Learn more about this delicious fruit!

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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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