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University of Illinois Extension serving Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Moultrie and Shelby Counties

Main Office (Coles County)
707 Windsor Road, Suite A
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: 217-345-7034
FAX: 217-348-7940
Email:uie-ccdms@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Cumberland County)
130 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 218
Toledo, IL 62468
Phone: 217-849-3931
FAX: 217-849-2411
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Douglas County)
122 S Walnut St
Arthur, IL 61911
Phone: 217-543-3755
FAX: 217-543-3757
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Shelby County)
1125 W N 2nd St
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Phone: 217-774-9546
FAX: 217-774-9549
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

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Welcome!

The Coles-Cumberland-Douglas-Moultrie-Shelby Extension Unit is the University of Illinois' educational outreach to local residents. We offer programming in the following areas: local food systems and small farms, 4-H youth development, family life, and nutrition and wellness. We also offer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) and Master Gardener program. Extension's research-based programming helps local citizens improve their lives and our communities through learning partnerships. We are "Investing in You!"

Today's Features

Coles County 4-H Program Coordinator position now open. For more information, follow the link below.

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Summer's here and many of us will be enjoying fresh fruit!It's important to properly wash all our produce before we eat it. Watch this video to see U of I Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Mary Liz Wright, demonstrate how to properly wash cantaloupe.

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Need to learn about common herbs? Want to learn how to preserve herbs? Curious about recipes using herbs? Learn all about herb gardening with our new website.

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Illinois State Fair Premium Books and Entry Forms are now online! Junior Department Entry Forms have to be signed by a 4-H Extension Unit Office representative.

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The 2014 Coles County Fairbook will be online only this year. Below is a link to the Fairbook.

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PEDv is the virus that has entered the US and Illinois swine herds. The website below will provide useful information as you enter fair and show season.

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Superior Young Producer Award (SYPA) contests for Beef-Dairy-Horses-Sheep-Swine will be held during the Illinois State Fair. Entries are requested prior to the State Fair Junior Shows.

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Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Commercial Agriculture Environment and Energy Stewardship Family Life Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms Nutrition and Wellness