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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

Main Office (LaSalle County)
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Bureau County)
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (LaSalle County)
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Marshall County)
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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Welcome to University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam Counties! Local staff, Extension Educators, and State Specialists provide programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community and economic development, nutrition and wellness, and youth development including the 4-H Program. The goal is to help people develop skills; solve important problems; and improve their families, farms, businesses, and communities. Our mission is to help local residents put knowledge to work by serving as the local link to the University of Illinois.

Today's Features

The Small Farm Webinar Series is a weekly educational series for the small farm community and provides practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. This series of online events is aimed at providing small farm producers with a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability. Webinars air live each Thursday at 1:00 – 2:30 pm and include a question and answer session. If you cannot attend, a link to the recorded webinars will be available to view at the convenience of all those who register. Click below to get signed up!

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With the continuous spread of Emerald Ash Borer in the state, Extension Educators and Specialists in Horticulture have created a new online presentation about how to identify ash trees, as well as how to identify Emerald Ash Borer.

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The "Your Young Child" Webinar Series is for parents and professionals to help them feel confident and empowered during a wide range of challenging development stages. These workshops are meant to help manage stress, understand normal child behavior, build realistic expectations, and develop positive, workable parenting strategies. "Learning to Say Goodbye" will be the next installment of the webinar, taking place October 20, 2014 from 12pm-1pm OR October 27, 2014 from 6pm-7pm. Click below for registration! There is no cost for the trainings. Certificates of attendance will be sent after participation in the webinar(s). Trainings are also approved for Early Intervention (EI) Credit.

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Where should a young investor start? Learn about important investing concepts such as diversification, purchasing power risk, and market risk during the "Get $avvy – Grow Your Green Stuff" Webinar on Steps Towards Investing on November 11, 2014 at 4pm. Click below for registration!

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Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Community and Economic Development Consumer Economics Environment and Energy Stewardship Family Life Horticulture Leadership and Local Government Local Food Systems and Small Farms Nutrition and Wellness Schools Online

Extension Meetings

Thursday January 23, 2014 • 1:30 PM
Bureau County HCE Board Meeting
Tuesday October 28, 2014 • 3:00 PM
WZOE Ag Expo
Saturday November 22, 2014 • 8:00 AM

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