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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 the U of I and all of our friends and neighbors in Boone, DeKalb and Ogle counties. 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.

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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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Plants, pollinators, and humans must work together to stay healthy and well-fed. Learn more about honeybees, native pollinators, and their value to our food system through archived pollinator webinars found on the Illinois Local Foods YouTube page.

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The Food Service Sanitation Manager course will be offered in September and again in December. This 8-hour coursework and examination is required by the state of Illinois for either the initial Food Service Sanitation Manager certification, or the re-certification, which is required every 5 years.

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Spring has arrived and many of us are thinking about planting. Container gardens are a great option for small spaces. Follow the link for a great guide for choosing a container, selecting soil mixes choosing and combining plants.

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Studies have indicated that children whose parents share in their formal education tend to do better in school.

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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 September 23, 2015 • 6:00 PM
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

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