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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

Four Seasons Gardening Program The winter series gets underway. Go to your local Extension office. January 31, 1:30pm: Seed Starting February 14, 1:30pm: How to Have Healthy Houseplants March 7, 1:30pm: Moth Orchids - Start an Orchid Odyssey

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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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Can houseplants improve indoor air quality? In an era of increasing energy prices, many Americans insulate and seal up their homes during the winter months. Although this can result in savings on the monthly power bill, sealing the home can concentrate indoor air pollutants and cause various health problems.

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Be prepared for winter driving. Check out our Winter Storm Resource Center.

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Your fields and gardens may be snowed over, but it is the perfect time to develop your skills in small farming and local food production. University of Illinois Extension will once again be hosting the Small Farms Winter Webinar Series – featuring practical lunch-hour presentations on small farm enterprises and strategies you can use.

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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
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
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday September 15, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday November 10, 2016 • 6:00 PM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle Extension Council
Thursday February 9, 2017 • 6:00 PM
Ogle County Master Gardener Meeting
Tuesday March 7, 2017 • 5:00 PM
Boone/DeKalb/Ogle /Extension Council
Thursday June 8, 2017 • 6:00 PM

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