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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

University of Illinois Extension, together with Illinois Valley Community College, will present a Homesteading Conference on March 28th. Learn the ins and outs of growing, raising and preserving your own food, as well as how to turn your passion into a business. Participants will have a choice of four sessions throughout the day, including "Fiber Animals for Fun and Profit", "Canning 101", "Grazing, Fencing, and Ruminants", and many more.

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The 4-H SPIN Club for Outdoor Adventures is starting this spring! Youth that enjoy the outdoors will love this series of fun, hands-on activities like hiking, tree identification, biking, exploring rock formations and more! For more information, click below.

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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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With the continuous spread of Emerald Ash Borer in the state, Extension Educators and Specialists in Horticulture have created online presentations about how to identify ash trees, as well as how to identify Emerald Ash Borer. These can all be found on the dedicated website,

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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 March 31, 2015 • 5:30 PM
Multi-County Unit Council Meeting
Tuesday June 23, 2015 • 5:30 PM

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