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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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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

Google donates $1.5 million and virtual reality technology to support 4-H youth science programs. Illinois 4-H will use the funding from Google to purchase drones and cameras to create additional virtual reality experiences for the program, including a new farm expedition.

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Grilling is a summer highlight. But some common barbecue practices promote the growth of the bacteria that can cause food poisoning, especially in warm weather.

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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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LAWN TALK Lawn care Information for Northern Illinois *Selecting Grasses *Planting & Maintenance *Weeds & Other Problems *Other Lawn Care Issues

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about horticulture? Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer in your community? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, you should consider joining University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. This years in-person Master Gardener training will take place on Fridays from 9:00am to 3:30pm starting September 8 thru November 17 at the Boone County Extension office.

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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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Information and Resources for You

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

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