Our Staff

Melinda Charbonneau

Program Coordinator, Ag in the Classroom

University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
charbm@illinois.edu

Melinda Charbonneau is the Ag Literacy Coordinator for Ogle-Carroll County. Melinda grew up on a farm in the Leaf River area. The farm included dairy and beef cows, sheep, and chickens. She graduated from Forreston High School in 1993. She attended Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI and graduated with a B.S. in secondary education and math.

After graduating from college she was the Program Director for the Sheboygan Boys & Girls Club. She later returned to Lakeland as a Hall Director and Director of Summer Camps & Conferences. Since returning to the Leaf River area, Melinda has held several positions with the University of Illinois Extension in Ogle County including 4-H Community Worker and Fiscal Secretary. Melinda has been the Ag Literacy Coordinator since 2007.