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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

Let’s kick summer off right and get our hands dirty in the process. Bureau County 4-H is offering a Clay Workshop on Sunday, June 7 from 1-2:30p.m. This workshop is open to all youth ages 8-18. Ann from “Annie’s Pots” along with retired art teacher Kathy Ballard will be teaching youth about working with clay on the pottery wheel and also making coil pots by hand. The cost of the workshop is $25 and will include both a clay bowl created on the wheel and a coil pot made by hand. Ann will fire the pots following this session and then will have the youth follow up independently at her studio “Annie’s Pots” on Main St. in Princeton for the glazing process at their convenience. Advance registration is required!

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The University of Illinois Extension’s 4-H Program will be offering free summer activities at Lake Mendota Park on June 4th from 10:00-noon. The activities are for youth in grades 2nd-8th. This free event will offer fun activities such as making an edible landfill, planting flowers and water balloon catapults! Advanced registration is required. Click below for more details on how to get signed up.

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LaSalle County Robotics 4-H SPIN Club has an updated schedule. The club will meet from 6:00-7:15pm at the LaSalle County Extension Office. The dates are: December 10th, January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th, and June 8th, 2015. Please take note of these dates and times. We'll see you there!

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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

Multi-County Unit Council Meeting
Tuesday June 23, 2015 • 5:30 PM

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