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Main Office (Effingham County)
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

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223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

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118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

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1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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The 2016 MIFMA Market Manager Certificate program will host the inaugural class of Illinois Certified Market Managers sponsored by the Illinois Farmers Market Association (IFMA) and hosted by the University of Illinois Extension in January.

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According to current Illinois 4-H policy, "a member may participate in 4-H under a shared membership arrangement with another county; however, approval must be granted by Extension staff in both counties PRIOR to enrollment. Members may not benefit economically from participating in 4-H exhibitions, auctions, etc in multiple counties. County staff will determine eligibility to participate in 4-H and to compete for 4-H trophies that are provided locally. Members may apply for 4-H awards or recognition in only one county, preferably the county of residence.” This document serves as a shared membership agreement and approval of such shared membership. Approval will be considered on a case by case basis. Final decisions will be made by local Extension staff.

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Recipe of the Month

Never know what to do with all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey!? Try this easy, healthy recipe!

Leftover Turkey Casserole


5-6 cups cooked turkey, chopped
3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 lb. macaroni noodles, uncooked
1/2 lb. reduced-fat cream cheese, cut in small cubes
3 small onions, finely chopped
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (98% fat free)
2 cups cracker crumbs
1/2 tsp. sage (optional)
1/8 tsp. pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl; mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into greased 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish.
  4. Bake for 1 hour.

* This recipe works great for many types of meat, such as chicken, pork, and beef!

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Unit 21 Extension Council
Thursday October 22, 2015 • 7:00 PM

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