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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 4-H Air Rifle Club will begin this January! The program will be taught by an adult State Certified Instructor who has attended an extensive training program. The program will take place in Bureau County; however, youth from LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties may also participate! The Air Rifle program is limited to the first 10 to complete registration. Registration deadline is January 7th. Click below to be directed to the Bureau County 4-H Page to download the required materials to register.The complete paperwork and registration, as well as payment, must be made before registration is complete.

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Just announced: Bureau, LaSalle, and Marshall-Putnam 4-H are holding a 4-H Officer Training! Whether you’re an officer in your club now, or hope to be one in the future, you’ll want to come to this fun HOLIDAY THEMED event. We will spend time helping club secretaries and treasurers with the new requirements. This training is open to all youth in all counties! Pizza and refreshments will be provided. There is an online registration available for the Officer Training, or, call the Bureau County office at (815)875-2878 to RSVP!

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Marshall-Putnam 4-H Robotics club has begun! It is not too late to join. Jessica Urbanowski and Aaron Lindstrom are the leaders/coaches for our robotics team. The team meets on the second Sunday of the month from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Extension office in Henry. However, the December meeting will be a special work day with date to be announced. Call Aaron for more information at 309-238-0983. The forms are available online or at the Extension Office (Click below for the printable registration form).

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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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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

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