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

Main Office (Morgan County)
104 N Westgate Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: 217-243-7424
FAX: 217-243-1544
Hours: M–F, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Branch Office (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

Branch Office (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

Branch Office (Greene County)
RR 3, Box 129C
Route 67 North
Carrollton, IL 62016
Phone: 217-942-6996
FAX: 217-942-3827
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm

Branch Office (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


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.

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Our next Master Naturalist class will be held at the Greene County Extension office in Carrollton from August 30 to October 25. If you are interested in nature and would enjoy volunteering on natural resource related projects, this is for you!

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Haying, grazing, and the use of forage cover crops for beef cattle will be the focus of a Growing and Grazing Cover Crops seminar to be held on June 30 from 6 to 830 pm at the Jacksonville Extension Office.

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Let's Explore what the future may hold for you! EXPLORE CAMP is for current 7th and 8th grade girls. The overnight experience gives girls the opportunity to learn different careers and experience FUN hands-on learning. Sessions include: Great First Impressions, Water Chemistry, Taking Care of YOU, Who Did It, Art is Good for the Soul, Can Biology and Math Work Together, and Health Care Careers.

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Next Big Thing Youth Entrepreneur Workshop: A Workshop for youth entering grades 5-8. The workshop provides a fun and educational way for youth to discover what it takes to develop the Next Big Thing. Create a prototype of your invention, create a business plan, develop a marketing strategy, make a commercial and encounter the unexpected. Registration online to the right.

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