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University of Illinois Extension serving Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Morgan and Scott Counties

Morgan County
104 N Westgate Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: 217-243-7424
FAX: 217-243-1544
Email: uie-ccgms@illinois.edu
Hours: M–F, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Calhoun County
818 S. Park, P.O. Box 366
Hardin, IL 62047
Phone: 618-576-2293
FAX: 618-576-8013
Hours: Tues/Thurs, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Cass County
651 S Job
Virginia, IL 62691
Phone: 217-452-3211
FAX: 217-452-7260
Hours: M/W/F, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Greene County
25 N US HWY 67
Carrollton, IL 62016
Phone: 217-942-6996
FAX: 217-942-3827
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Scott County
401 N. Walnut
Winchester, IL 62694
Phone: 217-742-9572
FAX: 217-742-3582
Hours: Tues/Thurs, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Welcome!

University of Illinois Extension in the Calhoun-Cass-Greene-Morgan-Scott Unit is the link between University of Illinois Extension and YOU. U of I Extension offers practical, research-based education to help people improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any University of Illinois Extension programs within Calhoun/Cass/Greene/Morgan/Scott counties, contact Aaron Dufelmeier at 217-243-7424.


Today's Features

Gardener's Day - March 24. This annual education session provides home gardeners the opportunity to learn more about various gardening topics. This years topics are: critter control, invasive plants, pruning trees and shrubs, and kokedama

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If you are a teen (13-19 years old) and would like to gain knowledge and experience in community emergency response, you'll want to attend the My PI (My Preparedness Initiative) program. The program is an intense, active program that follows Federal Emergency Management Agency training in the areas of Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety,Disaster Medical Operations,Light Search and Rescue, and other topics. Many hands on activities will be included. The program will be conducted on Thursday evenings from 545 pm to 815 pm from March 29 to May 10, with two Saturday morning sessions included.

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Youth Livestock Judging Contest, April 21, 2018. The 4-H Livestock Judging Program is a valuable educational experience for youth. Youth gain considerable knowledge about various aspects of livestock evaluation through their participation in this program. They also develop life skills, decision-making and communication skills, and friendships with youth from different areas of the state.

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If you have a farm pond and have questions on weed management and fish management, you'll want to attend the Pond Management seminar,on March 14 from 6-8 pm. The seminar will be held at the Scott County Extension office, 401 North Walnut in Winchester. In addition to speakers from U of I Extension and the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District, the local IDNR Fisheries Biologist will be on hand to talk about their services and fish management.

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Gardening can be an incredibly rewarding activity. The Get Into Gardening seminar series will take you through the basics of gardening from where to place and how to build a garden, to how to grow some of the most popular garden plants.

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Information and Resources for You

4-H Youth Development Community and Economic Development Environment and Energy Stewardship Horticulture Leadership and Local Government Local Food Systems and Small Farms